Trailer » The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression PDF by ì Darian Leader The book set out with a fascinating premise of the idea of unprocessed grief being a potentially leading cause of many of societies struggles with depression I found the first third incredibly informative and fascinating Ultimately the second half focused specifically on processing the death of a loved one which wasn t quite what I was hoping to gleam Nonetheless it was an engaging and readable look at a complex aspect of human psychology and I am interested in reading other books by the same author.
Outstanding analysis Bit jargonny in the middle but there is some very moving stuff in here.
What Happens When We Lose Someone We Love A Death, A Separation Or The Break Up Of A Relationship Are Some Of The Hardest Times We Have To Live Through In This Book, Darian Leader Urges Us To Look Beyond The Catch All Concept Of Depression To Explore The Deeper, Unconscious Ways In Which We Respond To The Experience Of Loss This is as gloomy as the title suggests, but somehow extremely necessary reading It s an exploration of what it means to be melancholy, how the meaning of that word has changed over the years with the advent of the concept of depression and the treatment pathways offered for it It s also a study on loss of all kinds there s even mention of mourning the loss of books, which I m sure all of us here can empathise with and I particularly liked the idea that when we lose someone we don t just lose the person, but what they were to us, what they represent If only these things were discussed openly For now though, loss seems to be human race s open secret.
Darian is a psychoanalysist who wants to ring the bell There are to many diagnosis that say depression According to him this is caused by economic interests and a culture that demands quick measurable solutions We all know this critique, sadly Darian does not go into any effort to show any proof of this.
What he does do is give genealogy of grief and melancholy with lots of examples from the fields of psychiatric, anthropology, art and psychological theory In this way he hopes to show that a lot of symptoms of depression are likely to be rooted in grief or melancholy This is rather interesting to read He gives descriptions of mechanisms involved with grief or melancholy Like that of identification with the dead that result in people not able to do anything, or even dying An example of this are the people who die shortly after their partner What is needed in the case of loss of a clos Como observ la psicoanalista Ginette Raimbault, el trabajo de escritores, artistas, poetas y m sicos es muy importante para ayudar a sacar a la luz la naturaleza universal de lo que siente una persona en duelo, pero no en el sentido de que todos sentir n lo mismo Por el contrario, Lo que nadie puede entender de mi dolor, alguien puede expresarlo en tal forma que yo pueda reconocerme a m misma en lo que no puedo compartir.
For some reason it took me ages to get through, I think this was probably both because it was so thought provoking and also because the arguments weren t always very clearly structured Still it s quite brilliant.
This book interested me by the title The author starts out making his point vehemently that the drug companies want you to be depressed so they can make lots of money, which is partially true But, this book then began to become immensely enlightening for me personally Relating to feelings of loss and over self abuse, I was very much relating to the melancholic attributes Also, the subjects of mourning and dealing with losing a loved one This was all incredibly poignant If you are going through any of these life changing occurrences, or may be in the future, I recommend this book The middle becomes somewhat overly clinical, but still enthralling.
This is a fascinating and necessary study in which Leader, a psychoanalyst practicing in London, argues for the fundamental importance of psychotherapy in our dealing with personal loss Leader contends that the medical community has over medicated the problems of mourning and melancholia, causing a decline in the communicative, voiced aspects of psychotherapy that permit people to engage in a dialogue of mournings Psychotherapy permits a verbalization of the unconscious causes of mourning and melancholia, thereby creating the possibility for a treatment both comprehensive and responsive to the complexity of individual loss than medicine itself can furnish Simply prescribing pills treats the symptoms, not the causes, of mourni You make Melanie Klein palatable for me, AND you use Sophie Calles Exquisite Pain oh how I love thee