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Lost connections, uncovering the real causes of depression-- and the unexpected solutions, Johann Hari

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Lost connections, uncovering the real causes of depression-- and the unexpected solutions, Johann Hari
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-304) and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Lost connections
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
988232142
Responsibility statement
Johann Hari
Sub title
uncovering the real causes of depression-- and the unexpected solutions
Summary
"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"--Amazon.com
Table Of Contents
Prologue: The apple ; Introduction: A mystery -- Part I: The crack in the old story. The wand ; Imbalance ; The grief exception ; The first flag on the moon -- Part II: Disconnection : nine causes of depression and anxiety. Picking up the flag (an introduction to Part Two) ; Cause one: Disconnection from meaningful work ; Cause two: Disconnection from other people ; Cause three: Disconnection from meaningful values ; Cause four: Disconnection from childhood trauma ; Cause five: Disconnection from status and respect ; Cause six: Disconnection from the natural world ; Cause seven: Disconnection from a hopeful or secure future ; Causes eight and nine: The real role of genes and brain changes -- Part III: Reconnection; or, A different kind of antidepressant. The cow ; We built this city ; Reconnection one: To other people ; Reconnection two: Social prescribing ; Reconnection three: To meaningful work ; Reconnection four: To meaningful values ; Reconnection five: Sympathetic joy, and overcoming addiction to the self ; Reconnection six: Acknowledging and overcoming childhood trauma ; Reconnection seven: Restoring the future -- Conclusion: Homecoming
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