Depression


BY K.C. MEAD BREWER

There’s a long history—dating back to the fifteenth century—linking depression to madness and immorality. People even thought that the depressed were literally werewolves.

But the idea that mental illness is either a product of curses, demonic activity, or weak moral character remains disturbingly popular today.

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BY APRIL WHITE

The artist Caroline Brooks preferred butter to clay. Butter was more responsive to the artist, she said.

BY MATTHEW WILLS

In California in the 1940s, Governor Earl Warren tried to use a booming wartime economy to craft a state single-payer healthcare system.

BY ERIN BLAKEMORE

Before you blame everyone’s favorite superfood for the decline in home ownership among millennials, learn the culinary history behind the illustrious avocado.

BY THE EDITORS

Remember the feeling of finding the perfect citation for your final paper? We asked our readers what JSTOR articles helped them the most in their research.

THE EDITORS

JSTOR Daily editors select stories that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. This week’s picks cover child psychology, handshake diplomacy, and natural foods.
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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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