Mental Disorder and Well-Being in Adulthood
This chapter written with Hannah Oatley
Psychiatric Disorders: Symptoms and Prevalence
Different Kinds of Depression and Anxiety
How Disorders Are Caused
Life Events and Difficulties
Neurophysiology of Depression
Relation Between Emotions and Emotional Disorders
Recurrence, Recovery, and Prolongation of Disorders
Recovery and Fresh Starts
Cognitive Biases in Anxiety and Other Emotional Disorders
Beyond Depression and Anxiety
Schizophrenia and Expressed Emotion
To Think About and Discuss
FIGURE 13.0 A striking result in psychiatric epidemiology is that the prevalence of depression is 50% higher in women than in men.
… human misery has awakened, stood before you, and today demands its proper place.
Jean Jaurès (1897) cited by Kleinman (1988, p. 53)
Into the lives of many people come periods of extreme negative emotion, such as hopeless depression or paralyzing anxiety. When such states reach levels at which a person can no longer function in ordinary life, they are referred to as emotional disorders. For an approach to the whole field of abnormal psychology you might turn ...