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

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

by Johann Hari

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632868305
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/23/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 16,724
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Johann Hari is the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream. He was a columnist for the Independent in London for nine years and was twice named Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International UK. He has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Slate, Le Monde, and others.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Apple 1

Introduction: A Mystery 5

Part I The Crack in the Old Story

1 The Wand 17

2 Imbalance 27

3 The Grief Exception 38

4 The First Flag on the Moon 45

Part II Disconnection: Nine Causes of Depression and Anxiety

5 Picking Up the Flag (An Introduction to Part Two) 59

6 Cause One: Disconnection from Meaningful Work 61

7 Cause Two: Disconnection from Other People 72

8 Cause Three: Disconnection from Meaningful Values 91

9 Cause Four: Disconnection from Childhood Trauma 106

10 Cause Five: Disconnection from Status and Respect 116

11 Cause Six: Disconnection from the Natural World 123

12 Cause Seven: Disconnection from a Hopeful or Secure Future 132

13 Causes Eight and Nine: The Real Role of Genes and Brain Changes 143

Part III Reconnection. Or, a Different Kind of Antidepressant

14 The Cow 159

15 We Built This City 164

16 Reconnection One: To Other People 179

17 Reconnection Two: Social Prescribing 189

18 Reconnection Three: To Meaningful Work 201

19 Reconnection Four: To Meaningful Values 211

20 Reconnection Five: Sympathetic Joy, and Overcoming Addiction to the Self 218

21 Reconnection Six: Acknowledging and Overcoming Childhood Trauma 241

22 Reconnection Seven: Restoring the Future 245

Conclusion: Homecoming 255

Acknowledgments 265

Notes 269

Index 305

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a person who has suffered from many decades of depression and endured many years of taking antidepressants I was more than a little hesitant to read this book. But I must admit that it was well written, extensively researched and supported, and certainly eye opening. The science definitely supports what Mr. Hari proposes. I would highly recommend this book.
TAOofSteve More than 1 year ago
I am a little more than half way through this book and I find it to be very, very interesting. I suggest anyone who is trying to learn about depression and anxiety read this book. There is so much to think about here and it is well written and compelling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good