Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari

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 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...

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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 professional who knows a little something about things like depression and anxiety. Second, I’m also certi...
  • 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 depression and anxiety should read this book! Anyone taking prescribed anti-depressants and not finding r...
  • 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 experts, educators and other medical professionals; the connection between depression and anxiety is estab...
  • 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 imbalance in how we live. Much more than you've been told up to now, it's not serotonin; it's society....
  • Lisa Vegan
    The book’s description field at Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...) gives a more than adequate summary of its contents so I won’t make a point here of giving any further details here. As usual, it’s hardest for me to write reviews for books I love the most. This might...
  • 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 for Mr Hari I'd argue, he seems trapped into calling for revolutions."Hey!" his publishers say. "Do...
  • 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 chemical imbalance is not the answer, but rather identifying what it is that you/ we are disconnect...
  • Emmy Gregory
    Hoo boy! Where to start? Well Hari starts by saying that everything I know about depression is wrong, which is a bold claim given that I've lived with it, waxing and waning, for most of my life. So what does he say?Hari: Everyone thinks that depression is simply caused by a chemical imbalance in the...
  • Trevor
    Disclaimer: It is not the intention of this review to tell you how you should or should not medicate yourself. Personally, I would not take anti-depressant drugs in a pink fit, and have, in the past, refused them when they have been offered to me by well-meaning doctors. You should do what you think...

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