Lost Connections

Lost Connections

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

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2018
ISBN: 9781632868305
163286830X
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 25 cm

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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.

x___x 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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Jun 10, 2018

Brilliant. Just brilliant.

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