The Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon

"The Noonday Demon" is a comprehensive exploration of depression, drawing on the author's own struggle with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors, and scientists, drug designers, and philosophers. It examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms, covering aspects like the complexities of different treatments and the impact of the disease on various demographic populations. The book also delves into the thorny moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness.

The 6484th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 101

Since this book was first published in 2001, there is a penalty of 43.2%. The age adjusted score is 57.37.

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