The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon (Paperback)

By Andrew Solomon 
Publisher: Random House
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1784702676
EAN: 9781784702670
No. of Pages: 688
Publish Date: 2016-01-07
Binding: Paperback
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About The Book

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.

About The Author

Andrew Solomon is a journalist and lecturer of politics, culture and psychology who writes regularly for the New Yorker, Newsweek, and the Guardian. He is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Cornell University and Special Adviser on LGBT Affairs to Yale University's Department of Psychiatry. His highly acclaimed international study of depression, The Noonday Demon won the 2001 National Book Award and was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize. He lives with his husband and son in New York and London.

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Title: The Noonday Demon
Publisher: Random House
Author: Andrew Solomon
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1784702676
EAN: 9781784702670
No. of Pages: 688
Publish Date: 2016-01-07
Binding: Paperback

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