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Lost Connections

Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

By Johann Hari
21-minute read
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Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari

Lost Connections (2018) takes you on a historical and scientific journey that dispels many of the lingering myths surrounding depression and the reasons it touches so many of us. Along the way, author Johann Hari introduces readers to the cutting-edge advancements being made by those looking into new solutions for depression and anxiety.

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“Ask 10 scientists what’s the cause of depression and you’ll get 20 different answers. I always asked myself what it is about modern culture that makes people depressed. These blinks provide the most convincing explanation I encountered so far. And it’s definitely not because of a chemical imbalance. It’s your alienated life, stupid!”

– Jonas, Editor at Blinkist

  • Students of psychology, mental health and social work
  • Readers experiencing depression and eager for solutions
  • Friends and loved ones of those with depression or anxiety

Johann Hari is the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream (2015). He’s also well known for his TED Talk, “Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong.”

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