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Malignant Sadness By Lewis Wolpert

Malignant Sadness
by Lewis Wolpert

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After recovering from a depressive episode, Wolpert became aware of the stigma attached to depression and of how difficult it was to get reliable information. Now with an additional introduction following the associated BBC2 series, this work also recounts the author's struggle with a second bout.
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Malignant Sadness by Lewis Wolpert

Some years ago Lewis Wolpert had a severe depressive episode: despite a happy marriage and a successful scientific career, he could think only of suicide. When he eventually recovered, he became aware of the stigma attached to depression and of how difficult it was to get reliable information. So he undertook this written investigation into what science and psychiatry - and his own personal experience - could reveal about depression. Now with an additional introduction following the associated BBC2 series, this work also recounts the author's struggle with a second bout.

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About Lewis Wolpert


Lewis Wolpert is a distinguished embryologist and an accomplished broadcaster. He is Professor of Biology as Applied to Medicine at University College, London, and has taken part in numerous radio programmes, particularly interviews with other scientists. A CBE and a Fellow of the Royal Society, he was chairman of the Committee on the Public Understanding of Science for four years.He is the author of A Passion for Science and Passionate Minds (with Alison Richards), and The Triumph of the Embryo. For Faber, he has written The Unnatural Nature of Science: 'I can think of no book which explains science better or more vigorously to the layman. Professor Wolpert's prose is clear, direct, and euphonious; it seems almost unfair that he should be an eminent scientist as well.' (Spectator).

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GOR000978209
Malignant Sadness by Lewis Wolpert
Lewis Wolpert
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2001-02-19
224
0571207278
9780571207275
Short-listed for Aventis Prizes for Science Books: General Prize 2001
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