Summary of Depression, the Secret We Share

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Andrew Solomon beams light into a dark corner of the human psyche in this talk about depression.


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Author Andrew Solomon candidly discusses his struggle with depression, sharing insights and research about acceptance, resilience and treatment. getAbstract recommends his poetic, rhythmic, moving lecture to anyone wishing to learn more about the debilitating condition.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How some people experience depression
  • What misconceptions about the illness are prevalent
  • How best to cope with depression


Depression can drain your vitality, making small tasks seem like ordeals. It can cause you to lose interest in life. As it progresses, depression can become a piercing yet vague anxiety. Such were speaker
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Author Andrew Solomon won a National Book Award for The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression.

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