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    Description"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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    Title
    The Noonday Demon
    Subtitle
    An Atlas of Depression
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Solomon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684854670
    ISBN 10: 0684854678
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PSY036000
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25310
    BISAC V2.8: SEL011000
    B&T Approval Code: A67263000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CLVCLFSHL
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC22: 616.85/27/0092
    LC classification: RC537 .S598 2002
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    01 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    Gail Caldwell "The Boston Globe" Both heartrending and fascinating...the book has a scope and passionate intelligence that give it intrigue as well as heft.