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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Depression & Suicide


Nov 2007

Notes on Accepting Care

I considered myself a caretaking person, but I had no idea what solicitude really entailed until I had been its object.

Nov 2006

Our Great Depression

To treat the most complicated organ in the body appropriately demands considerable expertise.

Oct 2005

The Blue and the Gray

Review of "Lincoln’s Melancholy," by Joshua Wolf Shenk.

Sep 2004

Letter to the Editor Re: MIT Admissions Policy and Students with Depression

'Emotional resilience' is a quality that some people have on their own and some people achieve.

Sep 2004

The Pursuit of Happiness

There are proven medical benefits to being optimistic. But if you're not naturally happy, can you will yourself to have a better attitude?

Mar 2004

A Bitter Pill

In trying to prevent suicide, we may actually abet it.

Nov 2003

To Die

One second you are on the board, looking at the water, and the next second you have left the board behind you and taken the plunge.

Oct 2003

That Shrinking Feeling

I wrote and invited confidences, and confidences come with whole people.

Sep 2002

After Great Pain

Since we're stuck with September 11, we should try to learn from it.

Jun 2002

Moody’s Blues

Review of "The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions," by Rick Moody.