This is THE book to read for anyone who wants to understand depression. Strangely enough, it is comforting for those experiencing severe depression.
As Dan Hill recently wrote:
"Rather than psychiatrist's, writers - for example, William Styron in his gripping and jagged Darkness Visible-A Memoir of Madness-consistently come closer to deconstructing depression"
- Dan Hill, Me and My Shrinks, article in Maclean's, Oct 18, 2010, Vol 123, No 10