Black Dogs and Blue Words
Depression and Gender in the Age of Self-careUnknown - 2010
His & ldquo; black dog & rdquo; & mdash; that was how Winston Churchill referred to his own depression. Today, individuals with feelings of sadness and irritability are encouraged to & ldquo; talk to your doctor. & rdquo; These have become buzz words in the aggressive promotion of wonder-drug cures since 1997, when the Food and Drug Administration changed its guidelines for the marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals. Black Dogs and Blue Words analyzes the rhetoric surrounding depression. Kimberly K. Emmons maintains that the techniques and language of depression marketing strategies & mdash; vague words s.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010.
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource (xii, 213 pages) : illustrations