The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression - Poverty Summary & Analysis

Andrew Solomon
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Poverty Summary

Depression afflicts those of the upper, middle and lower classes alike. Yet, though the affliction can reach anyone, it is the treatments that become elusive to the lower class because of their cost. As a result, most depressives of the lower class remain untreated. Also, the disease itself is much easier to recognize in a person of higher social standing, whereas depressive symptoms become much more difficult to distinguish among the poverty-stricken.

Indigence is a valid trigger for depression and relief of this indigence is a great way to recovery. The arguments for treating depression among the indigent are logical. Depressives pose a great strain on society. Of the United States population of people suffering with serious mental illness, 85-95% are unemployed. Many turn to substance abuse and self-destructive behavior, even violence. If left untreated, these problems are then passed on to their...

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