Depression and Anxiety Across the Times 公开

Alder, Craig (Spring 2019)

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Abstract

Using a corpus of all the articles from 1980 to 2018 in the New York Times that mention clinical anxiety or depression, I analyze 1) whether the Times reflects the increasing research and clinical trends in anxiety and depression in the volume of their coverage, 2) whether they topically represent important events from previous literature, and 3) whether they specifically uncover the importance of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III) in shaping the subsequent landscape for clinical depression and anxiety. I find that they do increase coverage and represent important topics, but they do not report on the importance of the DSM-III, providing very little coverage of the DSM until the fifth edition. I complete the analysis using a combination of automated computer techniques such as word counts, sentence parsing, and topic modeling. I also hand code articles that mention the DSM and conduct close readings of select articles.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- pg. 1

Historical Background -- pg. 2

Newspaper Context -- pg. 6

Research Questions -- pg. 7

Data and Methods -- pg. 8

Results -- pg. 9

Discussion -- pg. 15       

Conclusion -- pg. 19

Works Cited -- pg. 22

Tables and Graphs

> Table 1 -- pg. 28

> Table 2 -- pg. 29

> Figure 1 -- pg. 30

> Figure 2 -- pg. 31

> Figure 3 -- pg. 32

> Figure 4 -- pg. 33

> Figure 5 -- pg. 34

> Figure 6 -- pg. 35

> Figure 7 -- pg. 36

> Figure 8 -- pg. 37

> Figure 9 -- pg. 38

> Figure 10 -- pg. 39

> Figure 11 -- pg. 40

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