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dc.contributor.authorFullagar, Simoneen_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.editorJanice Morseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T19:28:37Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T19:28:37Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-09-01T23:58:34Z
dc.identifier.issn10497323en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1049732312443738en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47340
dc.description.abstractAustralian mental health services have responded to the problem of depression by adopting an early intervention and recovery orientation. Using qualitative research conducted in Australia with 80 women aged 20 to 75 years, we examine how participants invoked particular metaphors to construct meaning about the gendered experience of depression and recovery. We argue that women's stories of recovery provide a rich source of interpretive material to consider the everyday metaphors of recovery beyond clinical notions and linear models of personal change. We identified key metaphors women drew on to articulate the struggle of self-transformation through depression and recovery: the immobilizing effect of depression, recovery as a battle to control depression, and recovery as a journey of self-knowledge. Our findings might be useful for mental health professionals in a range of clinical contexts to reflect on the power of language for shaping how women interpret their experiences of recovery from depression.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.format.extent251372 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1063en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1072en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalQualitative Health Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMental Healthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111714en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160899en_US
dc.titleImmobility, Battles, and the Journey of Feeling Alive: Women’s Metaphors of Self-Transformation Through Depression and Recoveryen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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