The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression

by Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon narrates his own agonising experience of depression and portrays the pain of others, in different cultures and societies, whose lives have been shattered by depression. He takes us to mental hospitals, research labs and faith healers around the world. He analyses the medications of today, reviews the politics of diagnosis and treatment and looks at the vital role of will and love in the process of recovery.