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Against Depression by Peter D. Kramer
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Dec 09, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: psychiatry

According to Kramer, tuberculosis was once romanticized because it made its sufferers delicate and pale; today we link depression with creative genius and are reluctant to treat it. That's a fascinating analogy, but depression is not an infectious disease, no matter how much Kramer wants to believe it is.
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Hannah Verrinder Does not being infectious alter the premise that depression is a disease, or is your objection based on an imperfect metaphor by Kramer?


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