Like Primo Levi's The Periodic Table, The Noonday Demon digs deep into personal history, as Andrew Solomon narrates, brilliantly and terrifyingly, his own agonising experience of depression.
Solomon also portrays the pain of others, in different cultures and societies whose lives have been shattered by depression and uncovers the historical, social, biological, chemical and medical implications of this crippling disease. He takes us through the halls of mental hospitals where some of his subjects have been imprisoned for decades; into the research labs; to the burdened and afflicted poor, rural and urban. He talks to faith healers and voyages around the world in a quest for folk wisdom. He analyses the medications of today as well as reviewing the politics of diagnosis and treatment and, perhaps most significantly, he looks at the vital role of will and love in the process of recovery.
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"The best book ever on depression. Andrew Solomon explains everything with a sharp, scientific clarity." (William Leith Evening Standard)
"The history, treatment and even politics of depression are thoroughly covered… Solomon’s brutal honesty makes this the best account of depression I have ever read." (Chris Nancollas Tablet)
The most affecting, intelligent, important and constructive book on depression there has ever been - a key text by a New Yorker writer who has not only experienced the depths of depression but has researched every aspect of it.
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Descrizione libro 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 135mm x 216mm x 40mm. Paperback. This work digs deep and painfully into personal experience of depression and mental illness, while also considering the wider picture: the historical, social, biological, phar.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 560 pages. 0.600. Codice libro della libreria 9780099277132
Descrizione libro Vintage Books, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110099277131