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S a wry and ruminative collection of tips for the depressed organized into something like a glossary of terms among which are the names of numerous medications he has tried or researched over the years Together these texts form an unusual searching and poignant hybrid of essay and memoir inviting readers into the hospital and the therapy office as Scialabba and his caregivers try to make sense of this baffling diseaseIn Scialabba's view clinical depression amounts to an utter waste Unlike heart surgery or a broken leg there is no re

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How to Be Depressed

An unusual searching and poignant memoir of one man's uest to make sense of depressionGeorge Scialabba is a prolific critic and essayist known for his incisive wide ranging commentary on literature philosophy religion and politics He is also like millions of others a lifelong sufferer from clinical depression In How To Be Depressed Scialabba presents an edited selection of his mental health records spanning decades of treatment framed by an introduction and an interview with renowned podcaster Christopher Lydon The book also include A Little Learning poignant memoir of one man's uest to make sense of depressionGeorge Scialabba is a The Good Neighbour prolific critic and essayist known for his incisive wide ranging commentary on literature Catch Me Before I Fall philosophy religion and Biggles Fails to Return politics He is also like millions of others a lifelong sufferer from clinical depression In How To Be Depressed Scialabba African Nights presents an edited selection of his mental health records spanning decades of treatment framed by an introduction and an interview with renowned Kings podcaster Christopher Lydon The book also include

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Laxing convalescence and nothing to be learned except perhaps who your friends are It leaves you weakened and bewildered unsure why you got sick or how you got well praying that it never happens again but certain that it will Scialabba documents his own struggles and draws from them insights that may prove useful to fellow sufferers and general readers alike In the place of dispensable banalities Hold on You will feel better and so on he offers an account of how it's been for him in the hope that doing so might prove helpful to othe


2 thoughts on “How to Be Depressed

  1. says:

    Brilliant humane essayist George Scialabba wrote a book called How To Be Depressed I ordered it from it came speedily and in perfect condition I read it and I wish everyone would read it It's uniuely composed of an introductory essay a long and stunning section made up solely of the many therapists he saw over decades a terrific interview he did with Christopher Lydon in which Lydon says vastly compassionate and perceptive things than did any of the therapists and George's final section filled with practical and in some ways gently hopeful Tips for people who are feeling low Don't avoid this book because you think it might bring you down It won't It will touch you It will deepen your capacity for compassion Also as Barbara Ehrenreich wrote it is a devastating critiue of psychiatry and it is much Regardless of the fact that depression is defined in a vast number of ways the heart of the book is that here is a man being courageously open about his pain seeking surcease from it and trying to find ways to help others


  2. says:

    A bravely intimate and compassionate book I only knew Scialabba from his reviews before this; there's something consoling in such worthy camaraderie in suffering His memoir should be reuired reading for anyone afflicted with or caring for someone afflicted with chronic depression


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