Depression and Melancholy, 1660–1800

David Walker, Anita O'Connell

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As a psychiatric term ‘depression’ dates back only as far as the mid-nineteenth century. Before then a wide range of terms were used: ‘melancholy’ carried enormous weight, and was one of the two confirmed forms of eighteenth-century insanity. This four-volume set is the first large-scale study of depression across an extensive period.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages1264
ISBN (Print)9781138752467
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2012

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