Emotion Review 7 (3):216-222 (2015)

Authors
Giampiero Arciero
University of Geneva
Abstract
Since Kraeplin and Kretschmer, the clarification of the limits between ordinary sadness and clinical depression has been a major concern. Much of the controversy has focused on whether and on which bases can be fixed a boundary in the continuum from the experience of sadness to major depressive episode. The new emphasis on the role of clinical judgment introduced by DSM-5 can be regarded as a way to address these issues, though leaving several questions open. After examining the implications of the main topics raised by this still ongoing discussion, we will argue that in a clinical reality both mobility and intensity of emotional states may account for the discontinuity between ordinary sadness and clinical depression.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1177/1754073915575405
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 57,199
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Emotions.Nico H. Frijda - 1986 - Cambridge University Press.

View all 11 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Depression in an Evolutionary Context.Lewis Wolpert - 2008 - Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 3:8-.
The Anatomy of Sorrow: A Spiritual, Phenomenological, and Neurological Perspective.Ronald Pies - 2008 - Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 3:17-.
Books Etcetera-Malignant Sadness: The Anatomy of Depression.Mark S. Bauer - 1999 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 3 (11):443.
Malignant Sadness: The Anatomy of Depression, by Lewis Wolpert.Mark S. Bauer - 1999 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 3 (11):445-446.
Attachment and Loss. Vol. 3. Loss, Sadness and Depression.M. P. M. Richards - 1981 - Journal of Biosocial Science 13 (3):369.
Responsiveness of the EQ‐5D to HADS‐Identified Anxiety and Depression.David K. Whynes - 2009 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 15 (5):820-825.
Multiple Depression: Making Mood Manageable.Ilpo Helén - 2007 - Journal of Medical Humanities 28 (3):149-172.
Ordinary, Extraordinary and Neutral Medical Treatment.Clifton Perry - 1983 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 4 (1).

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-09-03

Total views
40 ( #253,538 of 2,411,841 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #188,160 of 2,411,841 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes