Lost Connections

Lost Connections

Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression-- and the Unexpected Solutions

Book - 2018
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The New York Times bestseller from the author of Chasing the Scream , offering a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.

There was a mystery haunting award-winning investigative journalist Johann Hari. He was thirty-nine years old, and almost every year he had been alive, depression and anxiety had increased in Britain and across the Western world. Why?

He had a very personal reason to ask this question. When he was a teenager, he had gone to his doctor and explained that he felt like pain was leaking out of him, and he couldn't control it or understand it. Some of the solutions his doctor offered had given him some relief--but he remained in deep pain.

So, as an adult, he went on a forty-thousand-mile journey across the world to interview the leading experts about what causes depression and anxiety, and what solves them. He learned there is scientific evidence for nine different causes of depression and anxiety--and that this knowledge leads to a very different set of solutions: ones that offer real hope.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Bloomsbury,, 2018
ISBN: 9781632868305
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 25 cm

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NTAT
Nov 25, 2018

The topic and content of the book is very important though i think the public has known that for years- that antidepressants, as well as many drugs pushed into the market by the greedy pharmaceutical industry are nothing but scam. That said, I didn't enjoy the author's writing at the beginning of the book, it felt kinda flat and disconnected in some parts. It improved in the last chapters.

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dirtbag
Aug 26, 2018

Well-researched, interesting and approachable. It covers the research on psychiatric drugs and their spotty efficacy and then moves on to talk to numerous social science researchers about the effects of society on peoples mental health. I would recommend this book to both sufferers of depression and those who are just generally interested. I think this is a great book.

viv_i_viv Aug 08, 2018

An excellent read, I particularly enjoyed the first few chapters which reiterate the book by Ben Goldacre "Bad Pharma" ....that very poor science is behind so many drugs we are told to trust.

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gramsci
Jun 10, 2018

Brilliant. Just brilliant.

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