People who are depressed are not victims of bad brain chemistry – they’re depressed because they are disconnected from things that make life worth living.
Journalist Johann Hari said in his new book that people who are depressed are not victims of bad brain chemistry. They are depressed because they are disconnected from things that make life worth living.
They are disconnected from meaningful work, meaningful values and meaningful relationships with other people, from status and respect, the natural world and a secure or hopeful future.
In LOST CONNECTIONS: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—And the Unexpected Solutions (2018), Hari walks the reader through the scientific research that shows how people suffer when they are disconnected from the things they need, and how they can heal when they recover those connections.
Depression and anxiety are big problems. Hari said psychiatric drugs are being taken by one in five American adults, one in three French adults and an even higher proportion in the UK.
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