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The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression

by Darian Leader

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Onverstandige aanschaf van mij.
  PGCM | Nov 20, 2011 |
Rouw en melancholie vormen de grondslag van wat we nu depressiviteit noemen. Wij aanvaarden en begrijpen deze gevoelens, die nochtans een grote invloed hebben op ons innerlijk leven, onvoldoende. Volgens de Britse psychoanalyticus Darian Leader wordt depressiviteit door moderne medici daarom verkeerd geïnterpreteerd. Hierdoor geraken we nooit bevrijd van het idee dat we lijden aan een ziekte die depressiviteit heet en leren we nooit inzien dat zwaarmoedigheid een belangrijke functie vervult. Hij houdt een pleidooi vóór het doorleven van ongeluk en tégen het hedendaagse streven naar geluk en helpt zo de lezer beter inzicht te verwerven in reacties op verlies. ( )
  VVGG | May 2, 2011 |
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After receiving a prescription for one of the most popular ant-depressant drugs and picking them up from her chemist, a young woman returned home and opened the small packet.
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What happens when we lose someone we love? A death, a separation or the break-up of a relationship are some of the hardest times we have to live through. In this book, Darian Leader urges us to look beyond the catch-all concept of depression to explore the deeper, unconscious ways in which we respond to the experience of loss.… (more)

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