Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions
From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them? Award-winning journalist Johann Hari suffered... show more
From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them? Award-winning journalist Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child and started taking anti-depressants when he was a teenager. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain. As an adult, trained in the social sciences, he began to investigate whether this was true – and he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong. Across the world, Hari found social scientists who were uncovering evidence that depression and anxiety are not caused by a chemical imbalance in our brains. In fact, they are largely caused by key problems with the way we live today. Hari´s journey took him from a mind-blowing series of experiments in Baltimore, to an Amish community in Indiana, to an uprising in Berlin. Once he had uncovered nine real causes of depression and anxiety, they led him to scientists who are discovering seven very different solutions – ones that work. It is an epic journey that will change how we think about one of the biggest crises in our culture today. His TED talk – 'Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong' – has been viewed more than 8 million times and revolutionized the global debate. This book will do the same.
Publish date: 2018-01-23
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
This is an important book that has the potential to change the way many people see the world. It’s about depression, but depression on a continuum that includes the sort of unhappiness that most people in the modern world experience – which makes it not just a book for people with depression but a b...
This was the second book that was due at the library just after Christmas, and I admit I raced through it in order to be able to return it just in time. Phew. Overall I found it to be well-written, although there were a few chapters that ended rather abruptly, one sentence I couldn't parse without m...
Depression and anxiety are at record highs. We’ve never been more medicated than we are right now. I mean, antidepressants are so prevalent that they can’t even be filtered out of the water! Lost Connections investigates this and took me by complete surprise. I really wasn’t expecting it to have suc...
TITLE: Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of depression - and the Unexpected SolutionsAUTHOR: Johann HariPUBLICATION DATE: 2018FORMAT: e-bookISBN-13: 978-1-4088-7870-5______________________________________From the blurb: "What really causes depression and anxiety – and how can we r...