The Weariness of the Self
Diagnosing the History of Depression in the Contemporary Age
This thought-provoking book explores the history and changing definition of depression, the most diagnosed mental disorder in the world. Author Alain Ehrenberg examines the intertwined relationship between its diagnostic history and changing social norms, offering a compelling exploration of depression as a social fact. The Weariness of the Self is a novel and convincing description of depression that clarifies the inadequacies of modern democratic society.