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Download º Lost Connections ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ß 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 journaUnity 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 than 8 million times and revolutionized the global debate This book will do the same. 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 chemical imbalance is not the answer but rather identifying what it is that you we are disconnected from including with the help of mental health professionals but not exclusively He consults experts showcases innovative approaches and research and thinks about things ‘for a long time’ as he says than once It’s hard to disagree with large chunks of this much of it sensible and attentive to the complexities of human existence and he covers a lot of ground while maintaining the pace of a page turner He thinks big too indicting contemporary neoliberalism in the depression epidemic But sometimes the tone was too proselytising verged on condescending while the space allocated to particular issues over others was sometimes curious pages and pages to a single LSD experiment while childhood trauma is smashed out in one of the smallest chapters Towards the end huge topics like the universal basic income were introduced with great fanfare only to capsize on another walk on part for a celebrity friend of his And while he made attempts to give biology its due once it was established that the chemical imbalance theory is basically bunk other biological factors most notably hormones which is a huge issue for many women suffering various forms of depression barely got a look in Still I am glad he wrote it and that I read it We do need to listen to our own pain and to the pain of others and to expand the possibilities of how we deal with it In that broader sense this is a hopeful and helpful book

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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 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. 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 professional who knows a little something about things like depression and anxiety Second I’m also certified in choice theoryreality therapy which meshes pretty well with a lot of ideas in this book Third as someone who copes with self diagnosed anxiety and depression I’d like to think I know a few things So there’s what I feel ualifies me to make the statement I’m about to make“Duh”That’s what I kept saying over and over throughout this book As the author went through his reasons for depression I was dumbfounded that these aren’t all accepted by the medical and psychiatric community without uestion Then he gets into the scientific studies and actual research and you may actually start to feel angry like I did that they aren’t Then if you’re as entrenched in this system as I am you’ll know why The picture of a patient laying on a couch telling the psychiatrist all of their problems is an antiuated picture of the mental health system Somehow over the years the psychiatrist’s couch has moved from a place to discuss the problems in your life and hypothesize how they came to be to a place where you list off symptoms and are given a drug that’s supposed to fix everything This book is important to the field of psychiatry I only wonder how long it will take for the mainstream psychiatrists and mental health professionals to realize it In conclusion if you didn’t feel like reading this rambling review read this book it’s important Even if you don’t think you’re depressed read it You know someone who is and maybe this book can help you to help them even if you find nothing personally useful in it though I’d be surprised if you didn’t

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Lost ConnectionsThe 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 Balti to an Amish comm. This was a frustrating and infuriating book I kept wanting to shout “but what about us who HAVE the connections you talk about have everything going for us and yet have lifelong depression” Being told to join a gardening group and make friends is NOT HELPFUL when you have friends and already garden Being told you need a job you feel is worthwhile and a living wage is not the answer when you already have both It comes off as extraordinarily patronizing to be told “I know you don’t want to hear this because it’s easier to take a 20 second pill each morning; I didn’t want to either but here’s the truth” It may well be accurate to say that SSRIs are not especially effective on average It may be true that we don’t have good medical answers for or understanding of depression But if that’s the case SAY SO and call for further research Don’t end by explaining how we all need a universal income so we don’t feel stressed Ugh Maddening