By Andrew Solomon
The Noonday Demon examines melancholy in own, cultural, and clinical phrases. Drawing on his personal struggles with the affliction and interviews with fellow victims, medical professionals and scientists, coverage makers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Andrew Solomon unearths the delicate complexities and sheer pain of the sickness. He confronts the problem of defining the sickness and describes the huge variety of obtainable medicines, the efficacy of other remedies, and the influence the illness has on a number of demographic populations -- all over the world and all through background. He additionally explores the thorny patch of ethical and moral questions posed via rising organic reasons for psychological disorder. With unusual humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning writer Solomon takes readers on a trip of incomparable diversity and resonance into the main pervasive of relatives secrets and techniques. His contribution to our realizing not just of psychological sickness but additionally of the human situation is really lovely.
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Next we address the overall prevalence of anxiety disorders in clinical samples. Then we consider the research on individual anxiety disorders to identify patterns for each disorder across age and gender. Finally, we suggest directions for future research. , Bernstein & Borchardt, 1991; Kashani & Orvaschel, 1990). 3% (Kashani & Orvaschel, 1988). , 1988) and simple phobia (Anderson, Williams, McGee, & Silva, 1987). 27 28 Preliminary Issues In community samples, anxiety symptoms and disorders may be more common in girls (Costello, 1989; Kashani & Orvaschel, 1988, 1990) and younger children (Bell-Dolan, Last, & Strauss, 1990).