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Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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Comes closer to putting the affliction of melancholia into words than any other attempt I've seen. And he is a great writer whose use of language is delightful. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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As someone who has suffered from an eating disorder and PTSD, I consider Darkness Visible an inspiring read. Only by sharing our stories of struggle and recovery can we destigmatize mental illness ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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As someone who has suffered from an eating disorder and PTSD, I consider Darkness Visible an inspiring read. Only by sharing our stories of struggle and recovery can we destigmatize mental illness ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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A superb gripping short read (essay) from one of the few men who felt able to diarise his severe depression and near-suicide, after the event. I read a review beforehand that compared the author's ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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In 1994, I had a near-death experience where it seemed as though everyone I knew sent me books on depression. William Styron's Darkness Visible was the only one that captured my experience. Today, it ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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An autobiographical account of Styrons spiral down into depression and beyond. He recounts, in painful detail, for example, that the only reason why he didn't kill himself was because he just couldn't ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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A fascinating tale of the author's own experiences of depression in the darkest form - the inconsistency of psychiatrists prescribing a variety of tranquilisers and other heavy drugs and the roles ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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Read this the first time the year it was published and have autographed copy from when Styron came to VCU. Read it again this summer during a bad spell with depression. Helps to know you're not the only one and how strangely the disorder affects people. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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Like the author, I too suffer from depression, which I have been able to treat somewhat successfully with SSRI's. Styron's harrowing account of his onset of clinical-style depression at the age of 60 ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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I would recommend this book to others who suffer from this disease so misunderstood and those who have no idea that depression is more than just "feeling blue." It's constant anxiety, panic attacks ... Read full review


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