Andrew Solomon opens his talk on depression, in which he recalls his own experience, with a quote from Emily Dickinson. Solomon is the author of the comprehensive Noonday Demon. This Ted talk touches upon many of the themes in that great book. It’s full of the same pithy insights, including the delusions depressives tend to harbor.
I want to say that the treatments we have for depression are appalling.
There are three things people confuse – depression, grief and sadness.
Depression is a slower way of being dead.
And so on. Definitely worth a listen.