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008 811217s1982 nyu 000 1 eng
010 _a 81069970
020 _a9780380646340
040 _aDLC
050 0 0 _aPR6063.A1658
_bL6 1982
082 0 0 _a823.914
100 1 _aMcCrum, Robert.
245 1 2 _aA loss of heart /
_cRobert McCrum.
260 _aNew York :
_bViking Press,
300 _a282 p. ;
_c23 cm.
502 _aDepression is one of the most common psychological problems in modern society. It appears in chronic low-grade forms that can drain a person’s energy and in more acute forms that can be deeply disabling. Our materialist culture breeds depression by promoting distorted and unattainable goals for human life. And our commonly held psychological theories make it hard for people to make direct contact with depression as a living experience, by framing it as an objective “mental disorder” to be quickly eliminated. The current treatments of choice – drugs, cognitive restructuring, or behavioral retraining – are primarily technical, and often keep depression at arm’s length. However, in order to help people with depression, we must see how they create and maintain this state of mind in their moment-to-moment experience. This will help us understand depression not merely as an affliction, but as an opportunity to relate to one’s life situation more honestly and directly.
650 _aSuspense Thrillers
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