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The Anatomy of Melancholy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 6, Causes of Melancholy Summary

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Chapter 6, Causes of Melancholy Summary and Analysis

There is an entire section devoted to the Causes of Melancholy. One segment includes a thorough description and presentation of the species of melancholy. In the first of the sections about this, he describes at least one case where it is clear that there is some kind of melancholy but what type it is exactly is unknown. Robert Burton enters into religious melancholy here when he cites that God can be an actual cause of melancholia The author also states a maxim that people still believe today: when the cause of a disorder or disease is removed, the symptoms will go away of their own accord. It is still possible to alleviate symptoms without curing the problem but it is not as good as a cure. He goes on to explain again about God's freedom to punish people, either...

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