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    Description- Author with professional and personal experience: Psychotherapist Gary Greenberg's musings on the intersection of science, politics, and ethics have graced the pages of The New Yorker, Wired, and Mother Jones. A longtime sufferer of depression, in 2007 he enrolled himself in a clinical trial for major depression (after his initial application for a minor depression trial was rejected). He wrote about his experience in a Harper's magazine piece, which received a tremendous response from readers..- "Am I happy enough?" This has been a pivotal question since America's inception. Am I not happy enough because I am depressed? is a more recent version. Greenberg shows how depression has been manufactured--not as an illness, but as an idea about our suffering, its source, and its relief. He challenges us to look at depression in a new way..- A nation of depressives: In the twenty years since their introduction, antidepressants have become staples of our medicine chests--upwards of 30 million Americans are taking them at an annual cost of more than $10 billion. Even more important, Greenberg argues, it has become common, if not mandatory, to think of our unhappiness as a disease that can, and should, be treated by medication. Manufacturing Depression tells the story of how we got to this peculiar point in our history. .


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    Title
    Manufacturing Depression
    Subtitle
    The Secret History of a Modern Disease
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gary Greenberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416569794
    ISBN 10: 1416569790
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15350
    B&T Approval Code: A67400000, A11060000
    BIC subject category V2: JMP
    BISAC V2.8: PSY015000, PSY028000
    B&T Approval Code: A67263000
    BISAC V2.8: PSY049000
    DC21: 362.25
    DC22: 362.25, 362.2/5
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: RC537 .G722 2010
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    02 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "In a medicalized world of specious concepts where false hope has taken the form of a diagnosis and a pill, the only way to challenge current thinking is with a sledgehammer, or a copy of "Manufacturing Depression". And best of all, this may be the funniest book on depression ever." --Errol Morris, Academy Award-winning director of "The Fog of War"