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The Resource The noonday demon : an atlas of depression, Andrew Solomon

The noonday demon : an atlas of depression, Andrew Solomon

Label
The noonday demon : an atlas of depression
Title
The noonday demon
Title remainder
an atlas of depression
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Solomon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author offers a look at depression in which he draws on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, doctors, and others to assess the complexities of the disease, its causes and symptoms, and available therapies. This book examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. 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. He takes readers on a journey into the most pervasive of family secrets and contributes to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition
Member of
Summary
A journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets, The noonday demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Lambda Literary Award for Biography/Autobiography, 2001.
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2001.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2001
  • ALA Notable Book, 2002.
Awards note
National Book Award, Nonfiction, 2001.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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155513
Cataloging source
CNSAP
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1963-
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Solomon, Andrew
Dewey number
616.85/27/0092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Scribner classics
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  • Depression, Mental
  • Solomon, Andrew
  • Depressed persons
  • Solomon, Andrew
  • Depressed persons
  • Depression, Mental
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an atlas of depression
Label
The noonday demon : an atlas of depression, Andrew Solomon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 501-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Depression -- Breakdowns -- Treatments -- Alternatives -- Populations -- Addiction -- Suicide -- History -- Poverty -- Politics -- Evolution -- Hope
Control code
ocn879549575
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
571 pages
Isbn
9781451611038
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)879549575
Label
The noonday demon : an atlas of depression, Andrew Solomon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 501-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Depression -- Breakdowns -- Treatments -- Alternatives -- Populations -- Addiction -- Suicide -- History -- Poverty -- Politics -- Evolution -- Hope
Control code
ocn879549575
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
571 pages
Isbn
9781451611038
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)879549575

Library Locations

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