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The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policy makers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Andrew Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has on various demographic populations — around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Solomon takes readers on a journey of incom-parable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition is truly stunning.

Synopsis:

With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Solomon conducts a definitive narrative of incomparable range and resonance on his family secret of mental illness. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, the author reveals as never before the complexities of the disease.

About the Author

Andrew Solomon studied at Yale University and Jesus College Cambridge. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, ArtForum, and The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost and a novel, A Stone Boat, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award. He is the winner of the 2001 National Book Award.

Table of Contents

Contents

A Note on Method

I. Depression

II. Breakdowns

III. Treatments

IV. Alternatives

V. Populations

VI. Addiction

VII. Suicide

VIII. History

IX. Poverty

X. Politics

XI. Evolution

XII. Hope

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

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debbiekay1027, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by debbiekay1027)
Andrew Solomon writes honestly about his own debilitating depression. He has also provided the reader with the most comprehensive "Atlas of Depression" known today. His research on this horrible illness is extensive. Evey human should read Noonday Demon to gain a correct understanding of depressive illness. The stigma of mental illness is alive and well in our society. Understanding mental illness will help to break that stigma. Thank you, Andrew Solomon, for your noble work. Many sufferers will be guided to the correct treatment which will alleviate suffering and save lives.
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Carolyn Jolly, November 20, 2012 (view all comments by Carolyn Jolly)
An atlas indeed! Any depressive will find themselves in the pages of this book. Particularly relevant for depressives who have tried to self-medicate with illicit drugs. Solomon’s memoir is honest and sensitive and shows how depression is an ongoing battle throughout one’s life.
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crowyhead, March 15, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is one of the most comprehensive, sensitive, and well-written books about depression I've had the pleasure to read. It's very long, and it can be rather heavy-going, but even when Solomon is describing his own bouts with the illness, I never found it depressing to read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684854670
Author:
Solomon, Andrew
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Depression
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Depression, mental
Subject:
Depressed persons
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Depression
Subject:
depression; pulitzer; national book award; national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2001; psychiatry; talk therapy; pharmaceutical industry; far from the tree; a stone boat; irony tower
Subject:
depression; pulitzer; national book award; national book critics circle award; books for a better life; anisfield-wolf book award; naiba; lambda; best of 2001; psychiatry; talk therapy; pharmaceutical industry; far from the tree; a stone boat; irony tower
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
0969
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 21.42 oz

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