William Styron: Dealing With Depression Analytical Essay by Joe K

William Styron: Dealing With Depression
A review and discussion of William Styron's experience with depression as described in 'Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness.'
# 6857 | 1,295 words | 3 sources | APA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 07, 2003 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Therapies)

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A study of William Styron, a recovering alcoholic who slid into a deep and complicated depression. The author tries to diagnose Styron who meets the criteria for a major depressive episode. For the bulk of Styron's battle with depression, he was on medication, Halcion. With a situation as serious as William Styron's he will have to spend a long time working on the causes of his depression that may still be buried.

From the Paper:

"William Styron's condition began to take over his life by late 1985. He states that it was present for several months, but it did not become apparent how serious it was until this time. It was in 1985 when he first thought that he might die due to his condition (Styron 1990). By December of 1985, Styron was thinking about suicide, but even before that, he could not function socially or in his career. He could not sleep, was disinterested in sex, had slowed speech, had a depressed mood for most or all of the day, was fatigued from lack of sleep, and could not concentrate on regular tasks (American Psychological Association, 1994; Styron 1990). His wife was concerned and encouraged him to seek help, but his friends tried not to bring it up too often (Styron 1990). At this time, and with this type of person upper class, "socialite" it was not "good manners" for friends to bring up personal problems. (Styron 1990). "

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