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Author Emmons, Kimberly, 1972-

Title Black dogs and blue words : depression and gender in the age of self-care / Kimberly K. Emmons.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2010]


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 213 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Depression, a rhetorical illness -- Articulate depression : the discursive legacy of biological psychiatry -- Strategic imprecision and the self-doctoring drive -- Isolating words : metaphors that shape depression's identities -- Telling stories of depression : models for the gendered self -- Diagnostic genres and the reconfiguring of medical expertise -- Conclusion : toward a rhetorical care of the self.
Note Print version record.
Summary His and ldquo;black dog and rdquo; and mdash;that was how Winston Churchill referred to his own depression. Today, individuals with feelings of sadness and irritability are encouraged to and ldquo;talk to your doctor. and rdquo; These have become buzz words in the aggressive promotion of wonder-drug cures since 1997, when the Food and Drug Administration changed its guidelines for the marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals. Black Dogs and Blue Words analyzes the rhetoric surrounding depression. Kimberly K. Emmons maintains that the techniques and language of depression marketing strategies and mdash;vague words s.
Subject Depression in women.
Mental illness in mass media.
Depressive Disorder -- psychology.
Communications Media.
Self Care.
Women -- psychology.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Depression.
SELF-HELP -- Mood Disorders.
SELF-HELP -- Depression.
MEDICAL -- Psychiatry -- General.
Depression in women. (OCoLC)fst00890928
Mental illness in mass media. (OCoLC)fst01016617
Other Form: Print version: Emmons, Kimberly, 1972- Black dogs and blue words. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010 9780813547206 (DLC) 2009021737 (OCoLC)359166918
ISBN 9780813549224 (electronic bk.)
0813549221 (electronic bk.)
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