I know that many of you have wondered what’s going on with me when I “disappear” from the blogosphere for a time only to return unable to explain my absence. Well here’s your chance to get an answer…
I spend so much of my time feeling as if I have nothing in common with other people that I’m actually shocked when I run across someone for whom that is not true. Such was the case when I heard Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, describe his experience with depression in Tuesday night’s (Wednesday morning’s) rebroadcast of the Charlie Rose episode Brain Series 2: Depression.
Mr. Solomon’s description was so disturbingly similar to my own ongoing experience that I literally had to pause my TV (thank you cable DVR!) several times while listening to it so I could compose myself!
The following video contains the entire episode. I’ve set it to start at the pertinent point but I suspect that you’ll want to watch the whole thing after hearing what Mr. Solomon has to say:
Video courtesy of Kanal von xknowledgeisfreex on YouTube
More at Charlie Rose: The Brain Series
I’ve got to get a copy of Andrew Solomon’s book!
I want ice water.
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