The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression Topics for Discussion

Andrew Solomon
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How does the author's first-hand experience with depression add to the book? In your eyes, does this give him more or less credibility? How so?

What are the major misunderstandings surrounding depression and other mental illnesses? How has the author come across these distorted views in his own life? How would you refute these misunderstandings?

Solomon described his first three breakdowns in detail in Section 2. What characterizes each of the breakdowns? How is the third one different from the first two?

What role does a society's culture play in the acceptance of depression and its treatment? Discuss the societies that Solomon addresses in the book and their differing views on depression. What effect do these views have on the people in their society?

What are the issues surrounding depression and poverty? Are these issues a significant problem in today's society? What plan of action...

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