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Title Depression in Kerala : Ayurveda and mental health care in 21st century India / Claudia Lang.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in health and medical anthropology
Routledge studies in health and medical anthropology.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 25, 2018).
Subject Depression, Mental -- India -- Kerala.
Depression, Mental -- Alternative treatment.
Medicine, Ayurvedic.
Medical anthropology.
India -- Kerala.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Introduction; The making of an epidemic; Depression multiple: dynamic ontologies; Critical and cross-cultural research on depression; Methods, personal orientations and the mental health pluralism of Kerala; The book in a nutshell; Notes; 2. Kerala: a society in distress; Notes; 3. Glocalizing depression and its treatment in Kerala; From the asylum towards community psychiatry: institutional shifts
From expert to popular knowledge: the myriad masks of depression, neurochemical imbalance and the denigration of ritual healing"A gramme is better than a damn":21 marketing depression, marketing a "cure"; Depression and the medicalization of suicide; Medicalization of distress and neurochemical imbalance explained: the body, the brain and the (non)sense of suffering; Notes; 4. Appropriating depression in institutionalized Ayurvedic psychiatry; 1 Introduction; 2 Institutionalized Ayurvedic psychiatry: education and practice; 3 The physiology and morals of depression
Gunas, sattvabalam and mental health4 The politics and pragmatics of nosologies and their translations: reconfiguration, translation and autonomy; 5 Purifying the body, controlling the mind and excising the spirits: negotiating medical treatment, sattvavajaya and "spiritual therapy" of depression; 6 Ayurvedic psychiatrists beyond the clinic: the politics of recognition; Notes; 5. Possession to depression and back: Ayurvedic psychiatry from the margins; A private Ayurvedic psychiatric clinic; The god of small things; Institutional gate keeping and an analysis from the margins; Notes; Glossary
Other Title Print version: Lang, Claudia. Depression in Kerala. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018 1138482803 9781138482807