Andrew Solomon, Ph.D.
The Secret Sadness of Depression
Depression manifests itself in great numbers, has a unique impact on each person it affects, and knows no social boundaries.
Award winning writer and lecturer Andrew Solomon, Ph.D. examines depression in both personal and scientific of terms. Drawing on his own longtime struggle with depression and interviews with fellow sufferers and doctors, Solomon reveals the subtleties, the complexities, and the agony of this disease.
Solomon will discuss updated information on various treatment approaches to depression, while detailing his own trials with them. Join us for an enlightening, comprehensive analysis of this pervasive yet misunderstood condition, told with the utmost empathy for the sufferers and those who love them. Solomon’s experience of facing down depression will change your view of the world and is a highlight of this year’s GPS programming.
Solomon’s memoir, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, won the National Book Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a worldwide bestseller, published in more than twenty languages. He is also the acclaimed author of Far From the Tree: Parents, Children & the Search for Identity, an examination of the means by which families accommodate children with physical, mental and social disabilities and how these unusual situations can be invested with love. A regular contributor to NPR, The New York Times and many other publications, Dr. Solomon is the founder of the Solomon Research Fellowships in LGBT Studies at Yale University and is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University.
This free event is open to the public. Continuing professional development units are available.
This event is co-sponsored by Northwestern Medicine.