(PDF) Lost Connections

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  • Johann Hari
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  • 23 July 2018
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Read Lost Connections ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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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Read Lost Connections ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 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 extraordinarily patronizing to be told I know you don t want to hear this because it s easier to take a 20 second pill each morning I didn t want to either but here s the truth It may well be accurate to say that SSRIs are not especially effective on average It may be true that we don t have good medical answers for or understanding of depression But if that s the case SAY SO and call for further research Don t end by explaining how we all need a universal income so we don t feel stressed Ugh Maddening The Angel and the Prince you talk about have everything going for us and Cuckolded by the Futa Motorcycle Club yet have lifelong depression Being told to join a gardening group and make friends is NOT HELPFUL when Princess More Tears to Cry you have friends and already garden Being told The Princess of 8th Street you need a job The Complete Bostock and Harris you feel is worthwhile and a living wage is not the answer when The Tailor and Ansty you already have both It comes off as extraordinarily patronizing to be told I know Hot Water Man you don t want to hear this because it s easier to take a 20 second pill each morning I didn t want to either but here s the truth It may well be accurate to say that SSRIs are not especially effective on average It may be true that we don t have good medical answers for or understanding of depression But if that s the case SAY SO and call for further research Don t end by explaining how we all need a universal income so we don t feel stressed Ugh Maddening

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Read Lost Connections ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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