Phenomenology of Depression: the lived-body and the silence of salience
The aim of my research is not to determine the necessary and sufficient conditions that indicate presence of depression. Rather the aim is to examine how the DSM-5 criteria constrain our understanding of depression, whether the criteria capture anything meaningful about the syndrome, and how depression can more accurately be characterized from within an existential-phenomenological framework that relies on Maurice Merleau-Ponty's metaphysics of embodiment.
Advisor: McMillan, John; Pickering, Neil
Degree Name: Master of Health Sciences
Degree Discipline: Bioethics
Publisher: University of Otago
Keywords: phenomenology; depression; psychiatry; embodiment; DSM-5; existential-phenomenology; salience; motor-intentionality
Research Type: Thesis