The Noonday Demon

This book examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms.

The Noonday Demon

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.

Hooked

A. Solomon , The Noonday Demon : An Atlas of Depression , New York : Scribner , 2001 . 31. Solomon , The Noonday Demon , 395 . 32. Solomon is quite reticent about the exact role that his father occupies within the industry or the firm ...

Hooked

This book explores the controversial relationship between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry, identifies the ethical tensions and controversies, and proposes numerous reforms both for medicine's own professional integrity and for effective public regulation of the industry.

Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon

... and then to conclude this chapter by returning to what Merton himself has earlier said about acedia. The first of these is the widely acclaimed The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, by Andrew Solomon (b. 1963).

Thomas Merton and the Noonday Demon

How did Thomas Merton become Thomas Merton? Starting out from any one of his earlier major life moments--wealthy orphan boy, big man on campus, fervent Roman Catholic convert, new and obedient monk--we find ourselves asking how by his life's end he had grown from who he was then into a transcultural and transreligious spiritual teacher read by millions. This book takes another such starting point: his attempt in the mid-1950s to move from his abbey of Gethsemani, in Kentucky--a place that had become, in his view, noisy beyond bearing--to an Italian monastery, Camaldoli, which he idealized as a place of monastic peace. The ultimate irony: Camaldoli at that time, bucolic and peaceful outwardly, was inwardly riven by a pre-Vatican II culture war; whereas Gethsemani, which he tried so hard to leave, became, when he was given his hermitage there in 1965, his place to recover Eden. In walking with Merton on this journey, and reading the letters he wrote and received at the time, we find ourselves asking, as he did, with so much energy and honesty, the deep questions that we may well need to answer in our own lives.

The Noonday Demon

An Atlas Of Depression Andrew Solomon. The Noonday Demon would not suggest doing Outward Bound instead of therapy, but as a supplement to therapy, it can be powerful; and it is, in its entirety, gratifyingly beautiful.

The Noonday Demon

The author offers a look at depression, drawing on his own battle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, researchers, and doctors to assess the disease's complexities, causes, symptoms, and available therapies.

Far and Away

Far and Away tells these and many other stories. With his signature compassion, Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities shift when governments change.

Far and Away

In 1991 Andrew Solomon faced down tanks in Moscow with a band of Russian artists protesting the August coup. We find him on the quest for a rare bird in Zambia in 1998, and in Greenland in 2001 researching widespread depression among the Inuit. In 2002 he was in Afghanistan for the fall of the Taliban. He was brought in for questioning in Qaddafi’s Libya in 2006. In 2014 he travelled to Myanmar to meet ex-political prisoners as the country fitfully pushed towards freedom. Far and Away tells these and many other stories. With his signature compassion, Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities shift when governments change. A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon chronicles a life’s travels to the nexus of hope, courage, and the uncertainty of lived experience and tracks seismic shifts – cultural, political and spiritual. He takes us on a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences via intimate, deeply moving stories that reveal and revel in our common humanity.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society

Dawn Hilliard Dawn Hilliard Hilliard, Dawn Independent Scholar Noonday Demon, the: An Atlas of Depression (Andrew ... In The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (2001), author Andrew Solomon examines clinical depression in the context ...

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society explores the social and policy sides of the pharmaceutical industry and its pervasive influence in society. While many technical STM works explore the chemistry and biology of pharmacology and an equally large number of clinically oriented works focus on use of illegal drugs, substance abuse, and treatment, there is virtually nothing on the immensely huge business (“Big Pharma”) of creating, selling, consuming, and regulating legal drugs. With this new Encyclopedia, the topic of socioeconomic, business and consumer, and legal and ethical issues of the pharmaceutical industry in contemporary society around the world are addressed. Key Features: 800 signed articles, authored by prominent scholars, are arranged A-to-Z and published in a choice of electronic or print formats Although arranged A-to-Z, a Reader's Guide in the front matter groups articles by thematic areas Front matter also includes a Chronology highlighting significant developments in this field All articles conclude with Further Readings and Cross References to related articles Back matter includes an annotated Resource Guide to further research, a Glossary, Appendices (e.g., statistics on the amount and types of drugs prescribed, etc.), and a detailed Index The Index, Reader’s Guide, and Cross References combine for search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society is an authoritative and rigorous source addressing the pharmacology industry and how it influences society, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries as a source for both students and researchers to utilize.

Far and Away

Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities are altered when governments alter.

Far and Away

Essays chronicle the author's activist stint on the Moscow barricades in 1991, his 2002 account of cultural rebirth in post-Taliban Afghanistan, and other stories of profound change.

Women Love Girth the Fattest 100 Facts on the Noonday Demon

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression.

Women Love Girth    the Fattest 100 Facts on the Noonday Demon

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

A Stone Boat

A young gay pianist is stunned when his mother blames her cancer on his homosexuality, anguishes over her slow decline, and struggles to define himself and his relationship with his family.

A Stone Boat

A young gay pianist is stunned when his mother blames her cancer on his homosexuality, anguishes over her slow decline, and struggles to define himself and his relationship with his family.

Fatherless Sons

49 “If psychoanalysis is the impossible profession” Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001), p. 246. 51 “Welcome this pain” The quotation from Ovid I have taken from Andrew Solomon's ...

Fatherless Sons

Praise for Fatherless Sons "Research shows that most men now are better fathers than their own fathers were to them. A generation of men are 'making it up,' giving to their children more than they received. No one describes the poignancy--and hope--of contemporary fatherhood better than Jonathan Diamond's heartfelt and insightful new book. For every man who had a father--and who wants to be one." --Terrence Real, author of I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression and How Can I Get Through to You?: Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men and Women "Diamond's moving account of his relationship with his father is a nuanced exploration of mourning and its aftermath." --Publishers Weekly "This is a powerful and beautiful book, written with warmth, humor, and generosity of spirit. Fatherless Sons guides us through the complex journey of grief, helping to transform pain and anguish into hope and healing." --Dr. Dusty Miller, author of Your Surviving Spirit and Women Who Hurt Themselves

Mad Muse

His renowned The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression appeared in 2001, when he was 37. Solomon's third book, it remains perhaps the best single personal, cultural, and scientific study of the baffling illness. The Noonday Demon ...

Mad Muse

Many of the well-respected scholarly studies of autobiographical writing have little or nothing to say about mental illness. This book uncovers the mysterious relationship between mood disorders and creativity through the lives of seven writers, demonstrating how mental illness is sometimes the driving force behind creativity.

Of Good Comfort

... Andrew Solomon's The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression,14 in which the author reflects deeply on his own experiences from almost 'every point on the compass', talking not only about medical treatment but also historical, social, ...

Of Good Comfort

'This is a feast for theologians, historians and Christian counselors. Pietsch examines 21 of Luther's "letters of comfort" to explore Luther's pastoral care for souls suffering with depression. Pietsch uses interdisciplinary tools of inquiry artfully to examine the letters, Luther's pastoral care approaches and the history of the "melancholy tradition". The practice of seelsorge emerges as an amalgam of art, spiritual gift, and understanding of affliction, all resting comfortably within the authority of scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. Pietsch's volume is a significant contribution to spiritual care literature, underscoring the conviction of the early church that individual soul care is an essential response to serve those who despair. Offering pivotal pastoral care insights that are often lost, discredited or entirely absent in the work of caring for those who suffer with depression, Pietsch concludes that Luther has given us excellent tools to examine, learn and to teach as we assist souls to find hope, strength and healing in the gospel of Jesus Christ.' Professor Beverly Yahnke Concordia University Wisconsin Executive Director of Christian Counsel, Doxology Lutheran Centre for Spiritual Care and Counsel

With Sighs Too Deep for Words

Grace and Depression A. Robert Hirschfeld ... The exhaustion of the depressed, the mentally ill, the desolate, is of another sort. ... Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (New York: Scribner, 2001), 54–55. 2.

With Sighs Too Deep for Words

"With Sighs Too Deep for Words, a practical companion of prayer and practice, seeks to walk alongside those who suffer from depression so that sufferers can know resilient love of Jesus who longs for us to know a joy that is deeper than mere happiness. The books joins the growing and holy movement to heal the stigma of mental illness"--

Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (New York: Scribner, 2001). Solomon, The Noonday Demon, 74–77. “Bill Stein” is a pseudonym Solomon assigned. Solomon, The Noonday Demon, 75. Solomon, The Noonday Demon, 122.

Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

Electroconvulsive Therapy is widely demonized or idealized. Some detractors consider its very use to be a human rights violation, while some promoters depict it as a miracle, the "penicillin of psychiatry." This book traces the American history of one of the most controversial procedures in medicine, and seeks to provide an explanation of why ECT has been so controversial, juxtaposing evidence from clinical science, personal memoir, and popular culture. Contextualizing the controversies about ECT, instead of simply engaging in them, makes the history of ECT more richly revealing of wider changes in culture and medicine. It shows that the application of electricity to the brain to treat illness is not only a physiological event, but also one embedded in culturally patterned beliefs about the human body, the meaning of sickness, and medical authority.

The Advocate

Andrew Solomon, author and expert on depression, talks about our fears of being hated — and hunted By Kurt Klein Noonday Demon An Atlas Depression 2001: An out-of-place odyssey 2001 was not the year Stanley.

The Advocate

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Not All Who Wander Spiritually Are Lost

The exhaustion of the depressed, the mentally ill, the desolate, is of another sort. Depression can dull my ... Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (New York: Scribner, 2001), 54–55. 35 Waiting for the Beauty of ...

Not All Who Wander  Spiritually  Are Lost

A delightfully-written exploration of faith for those who are searching and for those who are settled What if we stopped trying to find the perfect church in the right Christian tradition and intentionally explored our faith with all our Christian brothers and sisters? Can Christians embrace God fully by exploring other faith traditions? In Not All Who Wander, we discover that we do indeed find Jesus in a church, and traces of him in our everyday lives as well. Not All Who Wander walks readers through the author’s faith journey, and how her experience with churches in a number of traditions has left her longing for more of Jesus than any one church offers. It also presents stories from other believers to give readers a sense of how alike, and different, our spiritual experiences can be. Rhoades has developed a passion for discovering all the ways we worship Jesus and invites readers to join her. With utter delight, she’s discovered no matter which traditions she worships with, Jesus meets her there.

Yawn

ence,” Danckert explained, “is that if I'm bored, I still have a key component that the depressed person doesn't have, ... both suffered from it and studied it extensively in order to write The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression.

Yawn

The incisive and often hilarious story of one of our most interesting cultural phenomena: boredom It’s the feeling your grandma told you was only experienced by boring people. Some people say they’re dying of it; others claim to have killed because of it. It’s a key component of depression, creativity, and sex-toy advertisements. It’s boredom, the subject of Yawn, a delightful and at times moving take on the oft-derided emotion and how we deal with it. Deftly wrought from interviews, research, and personal experience, Yawn follows Mary Mann’s search through history for the truth about boredom, spanning the globe, introducing a varied cast of characters. The Desert Fathers—fourth-century Christian monks who made their homes far from civilization—offer the first recorded accounts of lethargy; Thomas Cook, grandfather of the tourism industry, provided escape from the mundane for England’s working class; and contemporarily, we meet couples who are disenchanted by monogamous sex, deployed soldiers who seek entertainment and connection in porn, and prisoners held in solitary confinement, for whom boredom is a punishment for crimes they may or may not have committed. With sharp wit and impressive historical acumen, Mann tells the unexpected story of the hunt for a deeper understanding of boredom, in all its absurd, irritating, and inspiring splendor.

An Unexpected Wilderness

4Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (New York: Scribner, 2001), 66. 5Smith, Where the Roots Reach for Water, 30. 6Ibid., 62–65. 7Jennifer Radden, Moody Minds Distempered: Essays on Melancholy and Depression ...

An Unexpected Wilderness


Far From the Tree

Andrew Solomon's last book, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (Scribner, 2001), won the 2001 National Book Award for Nonfiction, was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize, and was included in the Times of London's list of one ...

Far From the Tree

The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental or cultural factors that divide families. 150,000 first printing.

Reflections on the Work of Colin Wilson

... Underneath the Lemon Tree: A Memoir of Depression and Recovery (London: Little, Brown, 2012); andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression [aNa as The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression] (London: Chatto & Windus, ...

Reflections on the Work of Colin Wilson

When the archive of the English philosopher and polymath Colin Wilson (1931-2013) was officially opened at the University of Nottingham, UK, in the summer of 2011, it was agreed among those present that a conference should be held there to discuss his work. In July 2016, the First International Colin Wilson Conference was staged with the Proceedings being published a year later. The success of that conference inevitably meant that a second was arranged and held two years later in July 2018. This volume—which will be of interest to scholars and fans of Wilson’s work, in addition to students of philosophy and consciousness studies—contains the transcripts of the papers presented on July 6, 2018: day one of that second conference. Experts, scholars and fans, from around the globe, gathered to hear and present papers on a variety of Wilson-related topics ranging from Existentialism to the Occult; from Robert Musil to classical music; and from Transpersonal Psychology to Transcendental Evolution.