Posts tagged word choice

Posted 1 year ago

Gesture Flicker: The Inadequacy of "Depression"

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When I was first aware that I had been laid low by the disease, I felt a need, among other things, to register a strong protest against the word “depression.” Depression, most people know, used to be termed “melancholia,” a word which appears in English as early as the year 1303 and crops up more…