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A cure for darkness : the story of depression and how we treat it  Cover Image Book Book

A cure for darkness : the story of depression and how we treat it / Alex Riley.

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  • ISBN: 9781501198779
  • ISBN: 1501198777
  • Physical Description: xi, 452 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-436) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one. Cutting steps into the mountain. The anatomists ; Über Coca ; "Psychiatry's Linnaeus" ; A melancholic humor ; Instruments of cure ; The talking cure ; Love and hate ; A first sketch -- Part two. "The biological approach seems to be working." Fighting fire with fire ; Unfixing thoughts ; "The brain has ceased to be sacred" ; The most powerful reaction ; Legacy ; Cerletti's monster ; The psychic energizers ; The shoes that Prozac would fill ; G22355 ; The mysterious case of the lethal headaches -- Part three. Getting therapy. In your dreams, Freud ; More than one psychotherapy ; "If mom ain't happy ain't nobody happy" ; "Happier than we Europeans" ; Kufungisisa ; Care by the community ; "I live and breathe peer" -- Part four. The universe within. It feels like spring ; Rebirth ; The epitome of hopelessness ; Mind on fire ; "For life" ; The beginning ; Surfing in the brain scanner ; "Turn on, tune in, and drop out" ; Building a new system ; Seeing with eyes shut -- Epilogue. New life.
Subject: Depression, Mental > History.
Depression, Mental > Treatment.
Depression, Mental > Treatment > Biography.
Depression, Mental > Biography.
Psychiatrists > Biography.
Depressed persons.
Depression > therapy.
Depressed persons.
Depression, Mental.
Depression, Mental > Treatment.
Genre: Biography.
Instructional and educational works.
Personal narratives.
Instructional and educational works.
Personal narratives.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 616.85 RILEY (Text) 520255 Non-Fiction Available -

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