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  • In: Encyclopedia of Counseling
  • Edited by: Frederick T. L. Leong
  • Subject:General Counseling & Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Mental health scholars have long been interested in fatalism. In 1959 Bruce P. Dohrenwend, in an extension of the sociologist émile Durkheim's late-19th-century writings, posited that fatalism was a common cause of mental disorder and suicide. Fatalism was thought of as ...

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