Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gary Greenberg

Narrated By: Kirby Heyborne

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: February 2010

Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

'Am I happy enough?' This has been a pivotal question since America's inception. 'Am I not happy enough because I am depressed?' is a more recent version. Psychotherapist Gary Greenberg shows how depression has been manufactured-not as an illness but as an idea about our suffering, its source, and its relief. He challenges us to look at depression in a new way.

In the twenty years since their introduction, antidepressants have become staples of our medicine chests. Upwards of 30 million Americans are taking them at an annual cost of more than $10 billion. Even more important, Greenberg argues, it has become common, if not mandatory, to think of our unhappiness as a disease that can-and should-be treated by medication. Manufacturing Depression tells the story of how we got to this peculiar point in our history.

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Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease

by Gary Greenberg

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Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease, Gary Greenberg