09/03/2019

lost connections (1)

I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that Jo, my new and first psychologist, recommend a book to me.

The book is called “Lost Connections” by Johann Hari.

I have titled this blog entry (1) simply because this is a first feedback from what I have read so far in 1/3 of the book.

So far the main focus of the book is on antidepressants – which Hari himself took for many many years – and the insight that they don’t work. Hari provides plenty of evidence agains the pharmaceutical establishment and research and other studies that expose antidepressant as not much more powerful than placebos. According to his (and others) evidence depression and anxiety are not caused by a chemical imbalance in our brains.

In fact, they believe depression and anxiety are largely caused by key problems with the way we live today.

I write more once I finished the book.

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