Lost connections

uncovering the real causes of depression-- and the unexpected solutions

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Lost connections (2018)

321 pages

English language

Published Jan. 11, 2018

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5 stars (6 reviews)

"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 [believe they] are largely caused by key problems with the way we live today. Hari's journey took him from a ... series of experiments in Baltimore, to an Amish community in Indiana, to an uprising in Berlin. Once he had uncovered [what he argues are] nine real causes of depression and anxiety, they led him to scientists who are discovering seven very different solutions"--Amazon.com.

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I was looking for a book that would help me understand, objectively, what my depression is and how it got there.

I have a background in psychology, so I knew the influences genetic and social environments had on the depression, and a lot of this stuff was really a no brainer.

But I think that kinda misses the point here, and the point is: Your depression lies to you.

It will tell you some of the most fatalistic things that you could ever imagine: That it's always going to be like this, you're a failure, you made bad choices, no one understands, you deserve to be alone, no one ever sticks around. You don't matter.

This book for me said the message loud and clear to depression: No! That's just not true, and here's why.

So while I get that it's nothing new under the sun, and while there's tons …

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  • Mental Depression
  • Anxiety