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Darian Leader - Strictly Bipolar - 9780241146101 - V9780241146101
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Strictly Bipolar

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Description for Strictly Bipolar Paperback. What could explain this explosion of bipolarity? Is it a legitimate diagnosis or the result of Big Pharma marketing? Exploring these questions, this title challenges the rise of 'bipolar' as a catch-all solution to complex problems, and argues that we need to rethink the highs and lows of mania and depression. Num Pages: 112 pages. BIC Classification: MMJ; VFJB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 183 x 122 x 11. Weight in Grams: 68.
Strictly Bipolar is Darian Leader's treatise on the psychological disorder of our times. If the post-war period was called the 'Age of Anxiety' and the 1980s and '90s the 'Antidepressant Era', we now live in Bipolar times. Mood-stabilising medication is routinely prescribed to adults and children alike, with child prescriptions this decade increasing by 400% and overall diagnoses by 4000%. What could explain this explosion of bipolarity? Is it a legitimate diagnosis or the result of Big Pharma marketing? Exploring these questions, Darian Leader challenges the rise of 'bipolar' as a catch-all solution ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
112
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Condition
New
Number of Pages
112
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780241146101
SKU
V9780241146101
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About Darian Leader
Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst and the author of Introducing Lacan, Why do Women Write More Letters Than They Post?, Promises Lovers Make When It Gets Late,Freud's Footnotes, Stealing the Mona Lisa, Why do People Get Ill, co-written with David Corfield, The New Black, What Is Madness, Strictly Bipolar, Hands and Why Can't We Sleep? He practises psychoanalysis in London, ... Read more

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