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The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

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Publisher Comments:

A Scribner Classics edition of Andrew Solomon’s National Book Award-winning, bestselling, and transformative masterpiece on depression—“the book for a generation, elegantly written, meticulously researched, empathetic, and enlightening” (Time).

Winner of more than a dozen awards, The Noonday Demon “takes readers on a journey of incomparable range and resonance” (O, The Oprah Magazine), revealing the subtle complexities and sheer agony of depression. Andrew Solomon interviews patients, doctors and scientists, policy makers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers to describe 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, The Noonday Demon “is a considerable accomplishment. It is likely to provoke discussion and controversy, and its generous assortment of voices, from the pathological to the philosophical, makes for rich, variegated reading” (The New York Times).

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Andrew Solomon is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the 2001 National Book Award; and of the critically acclaimed novel A Stone Boat. He is a lecturer in psychiatry at Cornell University and Special Advisor on LGBT affairs to the Yale University’s Department of Psychiatry.

Table of Contents

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<I>A Note on Method</I><BR>

I. Depression<BR>

II. Breakdowns<BR>

III. Treatments<BR>

IV. Alternatives<BR>

V. Populations<BR>

VI. Addiction<BR>

VII. Suicide<BR>

VIII. History<BR>

IX. Poverty<BR>

X. Politics<BR>

XI. Evolution<BR>

XII. Hope<BR>

<I>Notes<BR>

Bibliography<BR>

Acknowledgments<BR>

Index</I>

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451611038
Subtitle:
An Atlas Of Depression
Author:
Solomon, Andrew
Publisher:
Scribner
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology : General
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140916
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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