The journalistic approach along with a bit of more formal scholarship makes the text moving and informing. Solomon is remarkably forthcoming with all the intimate details of his story and others who have suffered terribly.
(He actually found it very cathartic.) A++ and 5 Stars does not even begin to describe how good this book is. To avoid recommending this work to my clients.
I love that this book is literally like an encyclopedia of depression, analysing the condition from every possible angle with sound evidence and meaning, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 23, 2016. Sarah Wilson, Narrated by:
Our sense of self-worth goes up and down like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling in lockstep with our latest success or failure. By:
She also explores the creative aspects of ongoing mood swings.Solomon tries to convey a message, but the reader is left to discern what it is. Jeffrey Kafer, By:
The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other 'black holes' of depression can be cured without drugs. I recommend this book and Solomon's TED Talks to anyone suffering depression, anyone who thinks something is happening to him/her but don't feel he/she yet qualifies as depressed, and those who know sufferers and wonder why those people can't just get over it.
As Moe came to terms with his own illness, he began to see similar patterns of behavior and coping mechanisms surfacing in conversations with others, including high-profile comedians who’d struggled with the disease.
Where were the editors or the author in this?
He writes so beautifully, and it's like he allowed us to be a fly on the wall in his own struggle.
With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon takes the listener on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. Sarah Wilson, By: Couldn't even finish it.
John Moe. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. If you are depressed or want to help someone who is depressed I would encourage you to get the book format after listening to this.This is a heavy abridgement, the full book is over 500 pages and by sheer volume must contain important points left out here. Anna Mehler Paperny.
John Moe. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness.
David D. Burns, Narrated by: By: There are times when Solomon is almost unnecessarily verbose, but if you are willing to work through this a little, all the pieces of clues, so to speak, he provides can really be eye-opening and helpful on this disease. 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. This is a great book if you want to hang out with depression in its many forms. Sarah Wilson, Narrated by:
Based in the latest research in neuroscience, this audiobook offers dozens of little things you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towardsa happier, healthier life.
For years John Moe, critically-acclaimed public radio personality and host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast, struggled with depression; it plagued his family and claimed the life of his brother in 2007. In her early 20s, investigative journalist Anna Mehler Paperny had already landed her dream job. The section on suicide was actually encouraging--the author delineates between being suicidal and having suicidal thoughts.
A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is William Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression. Andrew is a talented and brave writer.
Apart from that I found it a fascinating read by an excellent author.
By: Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, Switch between reading the Kindle book & listening to the Audible narration with, Get the Audible audiobook for the reduced price of $12.99 after you. And even when we do manage to grab hold of high self-esteem for a brief moment, we can't seem to keep it. All three are in fact pretty grim.Depression is serious, and it deserves serious attention.
I felt joined by him and hope that other's who are struggling or know someone struggling will feel some hope.
William Styron. It gave me a different perspective that I would have not gotten on my own.
By: The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 16, 2020. There's a problem loading this menu right now.
While reading psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison's groundbreaking account of bipolar disorder, An Unquiet Mind, Sarah Wilson discovered an ancient Chinese proverb that would change her life: To conquer a beast, you must first make it beautiful. She's also written a body of literature--for both clinical practitioners and those struggling with the disease--exploring the realities of mood disorders, suicidal risks and statistics that should be considered in treating depression. Honestly, if you are going to produce an audiobook why not just produce the unabridged version? By: By:
The New York Times Magazine, Daphne Merkin casts her eye back to her beginnings to try to sort out the root causes of her affliction. It helps with understanding the disease, as well as giving lots of details of history.
Our sense of self-worth goes up and down like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling in lockstep with our latest success or failure.
It would also be a great book for family and friends of someone suffering from anxiety/depression as it accurately and emotionally explains what people with anxiety/depression sometimes go through.
Not so therapeutic to read. Randolph M. Nesse.
Want to Understand Someone with Depression?
By: A founder of the field of evolutionary medicine uses his decades of experience as a psychiatrist to provide a much-needed new framework for making sense of mental illness.
But she would not be defeated.
If this book had been written as a series of focused short stories, like 'The man who mistook his wife for a hat' or 'phantoms in the brain', it would have worked perfectly.
You'd Better Read This Book. The result is an elegantly written, meticulously researched book that is empathetic and enlightening, scholarly and useful.... Solomon apologizes that 'no book can span the reach of human suffering.'
A brilliant and utterly original thinker, Andrew Solomon's journey began from his experience of being the gay child of straight parents.
In this captivating fusion of science and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind.
Wilson, a best-selling author, journalist, and entrepreneur, had spent years struggling with her own beast: Chronic anxiety.
In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives.
The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms.
At what point does a harmless idea become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts? In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives.
The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other 'black holes' of depression can be cured without drugs. William Styron, Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, By: I got a few hundred pages in and gave up.
William Styron, Narrated by:
It is as if he lived it for me.
A founder of the field of evolutionary medicine uses his decades of experience as a psychiatrist to provide a much-needed new framework for making sense of mental illness.
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