Chronicling an academic depression

Academic Article


  • This autoethnographic story chronicles the author's recent struggle with major depression. Grounded in narrative theory, utilizing the methodology of emotional introspection, and written as a layered account, this personal narrative explores mental illness within the context of the academy. The story considers a variety of issues including identity and the social construction of self, medical discourse and the canonical story of depression, academic research and the tenure process, and the interrelationships between personal and professional experience.
  • Authors


    Publication Date

  • December 2002
  • Has Subject Area


  • Behavioral and Social Science
  • Clinical Research
  • Depression
  • Mental Health
  • Mind and Body
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 729
  • End Page

  • 757
  • Volume

  • 31
  • Issue

  • 6