Year: 2003 Source: Social Science and Medicine, v.57, no.2, (July 2003), p.289-299 SIEC No: 20030925

This article presents discussive analyses of discussions of the contributions of depression to the suicidal behaviours of young people in New Zealand. Two dominant discourses of depression are presented: a medicalised discourse, & a moral discourse. Both are compared & contrasted throughout the article, & their implications are discussed. (31 refs)