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Depression and the medicalization of sadness: conceptualization and recommended help-seeking

Durà-Vilà, G; Littlewood, R; Leavey, G; (2013) Depression and the medicalization of sadness: conceptualization and recommended help-seeking. Int J Soc Psychiatry , 59 (2) 165 - 175. 10.1177/0020764011430037. Green open access

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Abstract

Critiques of the validity of the DSM diagnostic criteria for depressive disorder argue that it fails to differentiate between abnormal sadness due to internal dysfunction or depression (sadness without an identifiable cause), and normal sadness (sadness with a clear cause).

Type: Article
Title: Depression and the medicalization of sadness: conceptualization and recommended help-seeking
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/0020764011430037
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020764011430037
Language: English
Additional information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page(http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/openaccess.htm).
Keywords: Adaptation, Psychological, Adult, Aged, Classification, Culture, Depressive Disorder, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Female, Grief, Humans, Male, Medicalization, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Psychological Techniques, Questionnaires, Regression Analysis, Reproducibility of Results, Socioeconomic Factors, Terminology as Topic
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1469518
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