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Noonday Demon : An Atlas of Depression

Andrew Solomon  Author

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Noonday Demon : An Atlas of Depression


ISBN: 0684854678

EAN: 9780684854670

Category: Psychology / Psychopathology / Depression/Self-Help / Mood Disorders / Depression

Publisher: Scribner

Release Date: 03/22/2002

Synopsis: Winner of the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, 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.

Awards: American Library Association Notable Books – null  Lambda Literary Awards – null  Pulitzer Prize – null 

Noonday Demon : An Atlas of Depression

Illustrated: No

Format: Paperback

Height: 1.4 inches

Width: 6.13 inches

Length: 9.25 inches

Weight: 22.93 oz

Pages: 576