Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, a startling challenge to our thinking about depression and anxiety.

Award-winning journalist Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child and started taking antidepressants when he was a teenager. He was told—like his entire generation—that his problem was caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain. As an adult, trained in the social sciences, he began to investigate this question—and he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong.

Across the world, Hari discovered social scientists who were uncovering the real causes—and they are mostly not in our brains, but in the way we live today. Hari’s journey took him from the people living in the tunnels beneath Las Vegas, to an Amish community in Indiana, to an uprising in Berlin—all showing in vivid and dramatic detail these new insights. They lead to solutions radically different from the ones we have been offered up until now.

Just as Chasing the Scream transformed the global debate about addiction, with over twenty million views for his TED talk and the animation based on it, Lost Connections will lead us to a very different debate about depression and anxiety—one that shows how, together, we can end this epidemic.

Length: 9 hrs 20 mins

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  • Mallory

    I received a copy of this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. First, I would like to note that, as a psychiatric nurse, I like to consider myself a mental health professiona...

  • Sam (Rescue Dog Mom, Writer, Hugger)

    I thank the author for writing this book and the person who gifted me a copy. Finally, the truth!!Every psychiatrist who believes that serotonin chemical imbalance in the brain is the reason for depre...

  • Leo Robertson

    I was gonna set this to 4* but Mr Hari does leave me feeling ever so empowered :)And seems to provide me with new reasons to criticise Russell Brand! Which I love doing anyway ;) Because unfortunately...

  • Michelle

    Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions is by renowned UK author journalist Johann Hari. Through extensive research and interviews with a host of expert...

  • Samidha Kalia

    *Note: A copy of the book was provided in exchange of an honest review. I would like to thank @BloomsburyIndia for the copy. The quotes are taken from an uncorrected proof copy and are subject to chan...

  • Heather

    "We need to move from 'focusing on chemical imbalances to focusing on power imbalances.'"You are not suffering from a chemical imbalance in your brain. You are suffering from a social and spiritual im...

  • Zora

    At his best, Hari writes with real compassion and insight, advancing an important argument that we need to expand our understanding of both depression and of anti depressants. Popping pills to solve a...

  • Gary Moreau

    Like many who will consider reading this book I have suffered from bouts of severe clinical depression for a long time despite a life that has been, by any standard measure, filled with success, recog...

  • David

    It's strange when the book you need more than any other finds you. This incredibly well researched book takes a look at the antidepressant industry and then in a heartbeat tells you what things other ...

  • Antonius Block

    U trenutku dok sam se smrzavala i opet bežala u san samo da ne budem svesna nekoliko sati više dnevno, sa dušom na promaji, jedna od najdražih devojaka koje sam upoznala poslednjih godina mi je po...