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Affectivity in Mental Disorder

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151657
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849253 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0024
Affectivity in Mental Disorder

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This chapter presents Henry Maudsley's discussion of melancholy. Living between 1835 and 1918, Maudsley oversaw and greatly shaped the development of British psychiatry in this crucial period. In the 1870s Maudsley was appointed to the chair of medical jurisprudence at University College, London, and he wrote extensively on legal and forensic matters during that period. One of Maudsley's themes was the physiological basis for all mental disorders. This emphasis is central in The Physiology and Pathology of the Mind, from which some excerpts are taken.

Keywords: Henry Maudsley; melancholy; mental disorders; The Physiology and Pathology of the Mind

Chapter.  10111 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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