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READ ↠ Lost Connections Johann Hari · 0 READ Uelles sont les causes de l’épidémie de dépression ui frappe nos sociétés occidentales Johann Hari a lui même été diagnostiué dépressif et il a pris des antidépresseurs pendant. 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 sayHari Everyone thinks that depression is simply caused by a chemical imbalance in the brainMe Well of course depression is caused by chemicals in the brain Every part of our experience is caused by chemicals in the brain That s what the brain DOES Love rage and that annoying tickle behind your right knee are also caused by chemicals in the brainHari They think that life experiences and the environment are irrelevant and have no impact on people developing depression They think it pops up out of nowhereMe Literally nobody thinks that Johann Hari I ve found out that people get sad because they ve lost their jobs or have no friendsMe No shitHari A woman could have her newborn baby die and then go to the GP the next day and be diagnosed with major depressive disorderMe Ooooh a situation that has never happened ever because doctors are not fucking idiots How excitingHari Antidepressants don t really work even though Big Pharma insists that they do in order to make money We should take St John s Wort because it s better has no risks and no side effectsMe The evidence on antidepressants is complicated and Big Pharma have indeed done some shady stuff which I won t defend St John s Wort works because it is basically an SSRI However unlike substances classified as drugs it s very badly regulated so dosage and purity are inconsistent There are side effects One is that it reduces the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives which seems like a pretty big risk to meHari In all the time I took antidepressants not one medical professional asked if I had a reason to be sadMe I flat out don t believe you I m afraid If you were ever referred to mental health services you sure as hell went through a history of your whole life in the hour long initial appointment Even GPs generally askHari Everyone in medicine just thinks that antidepressants will fix everything without any contextMe Really Because I m pretty sure that NHS best practice advice on depression includes antidepressants talking therapy mindfulness diet and exercise and sleep hygiene They ve also become pretty keen on choral singing recently Of course they don t always have the resources to offer this stuff and GPs have to get you out the door pretty uickly But that s not because they all think pills are perfectHari Nobody ever asks about real life stressorsMe The last time I was referred to an NHS mental health service I was asked over and over if I had any issues with debt housing the police my non existent children isolation harassment etc Social workers are a lot cheaper than psychiatristsHari But the REAL cause of depression is real life stress not brain chemicalsMe This is a ridiculous false dichotomy It s like saying the cause of type 2 diabetes isn t having a body that can no longer get the insulinglucose balance right The cause is people eating too much and getting fat There are levels of cause and effect and interactions between these levels Life experience affects brain activity Brain activity then both creates and affects life experience The problem with depression is often a feedback loop between life and the brain The reason why antidepressants are needed is to get into this loop and push the brain in a different direction so that life can also be pushed into a different directionHari Everyone now thinks that depression is caused by too little serotoninMe I don t know what everyone thinks but the current medical consensus is that serotonin is one of several neurotransmitters implicated in a very complex disorder that we still don t fully understand Because you know the brain is complex similar symptoms can have different causes and different appropriate treatments and so onI mean there s I could say but this is pretty long nowI think this book might come across as groundbreaking for people who don t know all that much about depression and the state of science around it This is clearly what Hari was going for But what it has actually done is build up a ridiculous straw man Nobody thinks that depression always springs up spontaneously because the brain forgot to put serotonin on the shopping list What the medical profession actually thinks is that it s a very complex disorder with a lot of interconnected causes and a bunch of different things that can help Of these things there s often an antidepressant which will give the person a bit of a boost in conjunction with sorting out other stuff But Hari doesn t engage with this Instead he presents another wildly oversimplistic explanation and then claims credit for Figuring It All Out Unlike Those Actual Scientists And Doctors

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READ ↠ Lost Connections Johann Hari · 0 READ Uinze ans en constatant ue son mal n’avait pas disparu pour autant Combinant les résultats scientifiues de la médecine mais aussi des sciences sociales de l’anthropologie et même de. This book purports to be groundbreaking but is actually an example of sloppy and unscientific reasoning The author uotes studies published in the 1990 s to critiue modern thinking about clinical depression and anxiety However modern thinking on clinical depression and anxiety has advanced by leaps and bounds just in the time I ve been typing this review At a minimum a book about science should refer to science published in the New Millennium A further example of the author s messiness is his failure to define his terms How does the author define depression Would he argue that postpartum depression seasonal affective disorder and grief all have the same root in loneliness and societal alienation That would be ridiculous To get around this the author just lumps everything and everyone together Pretty irresponsible treatment of such an important subject

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READ ↠ Lost Connections Johann Hari · 0 READ La primatologie son livre s’appuie également sur les récits poignants des nombreux interlocuteurs ui l’ont guidé dans sa recherche d’une perspective renouvelée sur la dépression. The book s description field at Goodreads gives a than adeuate 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 be the best book I ve ever read about depression and anxiety and I ve read dozens maybe hundreds over many decades It s a book that I wish I could own I might borrow it from the library again at some pointI can recommend this to everyone including several specific people I know particularly those who have experienced depressionanxiety those who work with sufferers to alleviate those conditions and those who know or have known people with depression andor anxiety and most people living in our modern world in other words most readers The book s subtitle refers to depression but throughout the book both depression and anxiety are explored and I appreciated that I should probably feel perturbed that none of the buzz on the book jacket is from professionals in the field but I ended up not caring This is not a pop psych book and I hope that mental health professionals will read it I wish this information had been published and publicized many decades ago and accepted by those in the field To me it s ridiculous that this information could be considered groundbreaking but some of it feels that way given the accepted current treatment modalities for depression and for anxiety The book is entertaining and informative and well structured and well written Most of what is related is or should be common sense but I found much of what was presented thought provoking Perhaps there was nothing earth shatteringly new but it felt good getting validation and to consider and I did learn some things The author is an engaging writer and storyteller The account has a good mix of his personal story others stories and scientific and informal research results He interviews people from around the world people working in various disciplines and about various organized and spontaneous social experiments that have occurred The personal stories make the hard data even interesting When I read the Contents pages before I started the book I thought I d have an issue with the specific numbers of reasons for and solutions for these mental health issues but I didn t The author is not dogmatic and the sections were useful and made sense I ve never been a person especially attracted to drug use but after reading this book I d love to try the ingredients in mushrooms at the high dose under strict medical supervision even though I suspect I might be among the 25% of users who have negative experiences when under the influence of psilocybin I m really curious though and I d be willing to take the risk because I think there would be an opportunity for a special positive experience I do wish that the sections on traumatic childhoods were much longer and had details and examples What is said about disconnection in modern life really resonated with me and the conclusions the author reaches about its impact on how we feel are ones with which I mostly agree Finishing the book I feel that it can be helpful to many and somewhat empowering but as is made clear many of the needed changes must happen not just by individuals but also at the societal cultural group organizational governmental level and accomplishing this in the big way that will be reuired for large populations feels like a daunting goal So I m not sure how optimistic or pessimistic I feel regarding this epidemic but ideas are given that individuals and small groups can implement The notes are worth reading preferably at the same time as their corresponding chapters There is an index though when I went to look up things I didn t always find the book s contents there where I d expected to find it One uote I really liked that is a good summary of the book s thesis is You aren t a machine with broken parts You are an animal whose needs aren t being met


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  1. says: (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari Johann Hari · 0 READ FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Johann Hari

    (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari 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

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    (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Johann Hari Johann Hari · 0 READ 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 certified in choice theoryreality therapy which meshes pretty well with a lot of ideas in this book Third as someone who copes with self diagnosed anxiety

  3. says: (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Johann Hari Johann Hari · 0 READ

    CHARACTERS Lost Connections (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Johann Hari 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 th

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    (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari Johann Hari · 0 READ I thank the author for writing this book and the person who gifted me a copy Finally the truthEvery psychiatrist who believes that serotonin chemical imbalance in the brain is the reason for depression and anxiety

  5. says: (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Johann Hari Johann Hari · 0 READ

    (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari This was a frustrating and infuriating book I kept wanting to shout “but what about us who HAVE the connections you talk about have everything going for us and yet have lifelong depression?” Being told to join a gardening group and make friends is NOT HELPFUL when you have friends and already garden Being told you need a job you feel is worthwhile and a living wage is not the answer when you already have both It comes off as extraordina

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    Johann Hari · 0 READ FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Johann Hari (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari This book purports to be groundbreaking but is actually an example of sloppy and unscientific reasoning The author uotes studies published in the 1990's to critiue modern thinking about clinical depression and anxiety How

  7. says: (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Johann Hari

    CHARACTERS Lost Connections (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari Johann Hari · 0 READ The book’s description field at Goodreads gives a than adeuate 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 be the best book I’ve ever read about depression and anxiety and I’ve read dozens maybe h

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    (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari FREE READ ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · Johann Hari CHARACTERS Lost Connections Just not for me I found that this book unnecessarily portrayed psychiatrists and anti depressants negatively I was presented

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    (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari 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 disconnected from including with the help of mental health

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    (Lost Connections) PDF NEW Õ Johann Hari Johann Hari · 0 READ CHARACTERS Lost Connections It’s not seretonin; it’s society

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