Andrew Solomon's depression speech discusses the inner psychological journey of an individual, namely himself, who has experienced depression and divulges the audience in a deep and dark journey of his depressive past. Solomon tells the audience how normal individuals experience or know depression, through metaphors such as literature and paintings.
Solomon went through a series of losses in 1991, his mother had passed away, a failed relationship and moved back to United States after ending his University exchange. Three years later, Solomon started experiencing a loss of interest and lack of vitality. He would think it would be too much effort to prepare food, eat it and swallow it; even getting dressed and going out the front door would be too difficult of a task.
Solomon tells the audience that depression is deep rooted in all individuals; it is the flaw in love and that there would be no such thing as love without the anticipation of loss.
The Mathematics of Emotions
Healing Through Music
Dismantling Dangerous Taboos
Connecting Through Letters
Andrew Solomon Keynotes
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