Publication details for Prof Matthew RatcliffeRatcliffe, M. (2012). Varieties of Temporal Experience in Depression. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 37(2): 114-138.
- Publication type: Journal papers: academic
- ISSN/ISBN: 0360-5310, 1744-5019
- DOI: 10.1093/jmp/jhs010
- View online: Online version
Author(s) from Durham
People with depression often report alterations in their experience of time, a common complaint being that time has slowed down or stopped. In this paper, I argue that depression can involve a range of qualitatively different changes in the structure of temporal experience, some of which I proceed to describe. In addition, I suggest that current diagnostic categories such as ‘major depression’ are insensitive to the differences between these changes. I conclude by briefly considering whether the kinds of temporal experience associated with depression are specific to depression.