Phenomenology of Depression: the lived-body and the silence of salience

by Patrick Seniuk

Institution: University of Otago
Year: 0
Keywords: phenomenology; depression; psychiatry; embodiment; DSM-5; existential-phenomenology; salience; motor-intentionality
Record ID: 1301515
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10523/5605


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.