Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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The New York Times bestseller from the author of Chasing the Scream, offering a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.

What really causes depression and anxiety--and how can we really solve them? Award-winning journalist Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child and started taking antidepressants when he was a teenager. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain. As an adult, trained in the social sciences, he began to investigate whether this was true--and he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong.

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 are largely caused by key problems with the way we live today. Hari's journey took him from a mind-blowing series of experiments in Baltimore, to an Amish community in Indiana, to an uprising in Berlin. Once he had uncovered nine real causes of depression and anxiety, they led him to scientists who are discovering seven very different solutions--ones that work.

It is an epic journey that will change how we think about one of the biggest crises in our culture today. His TED talk, “Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong,” has been viewed more than eight million times and revolutionized the global debate. This book will do the same.
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About the author

Johann Hari is the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream. He was a columnist for the Independent in London for nine years and was twice named Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International UK. He has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Slate, Le Monde, and others.
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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Published on
Jan 23, 2018
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781632868329
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
Psychology / General
Psychology / Mental Health
Self-Help / General
Self-Help / Mood Disorders / Depression
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In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea.

But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

As Jenny says:

"Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos.


"Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'"

Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy."

Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.

„Döbbenetes és elsöprő" Elton John
A drogellenes háború döbbenetes történetének első elbeszélése. Bátor nemzetközi tudósítás, melyben az írót személyes érintettség vezérelte a kábítószerfüggőség témájában.
2015-ben már pontosan egy évszázada lesz, hogy az Egyesült Államok hadat üzent a kábítószernek. De nincs okunk győzelmi táncot lejteni. A drogellenes háború centenáriumi évében Johann Hari újságíró a saját szemével látja, miként züllik el egyik közeli rokona, valamint volt barátja is a kokain és a heroin miatt és talán ő maga is a drogfüggőség felé sodródik. De milyen is valójában a drogellenes háború? Mi Hari szerepe, és melyik történetben? A merész tudósító egy két éven át tartó, húszezer mérföldes útra indult ennek a harcnak a frontvonalán, hogy kiderítse, mit jelent a drogellenes háború világszerte, és hogyan léphetnénk túl rajta.
A kábulat ára drámai, személyes történetekre épül. Hari saját történetére, és azokéra, akikkel kutatómunkája és interjúi során megismerkedik: egy transzszexuális brooklyni kokaindíler, aki tudni akarja, ki ölte meg az anyját, és egy mexikói anya, aki éveken át kereste a sivatagban a lánya gyilkosát. Egy gyerek, akit a holokauszt idején egy budapesti gettóból csempésztek ki, és aki segített feltárni a függőség tudományos magyarázatát. Uruguay elnöke, aki éveket töltött katonai börtönben, és aki legalizálta a marihuánát, hogy megpróbáljon gátat szabni az országában dúló erőszaknak.
A kábulat ára erőteljes, lendületes és meggyőző könyv, mely képet ad arról, mennyire pusztítóak a drogok is, és a kormányok drogellenes erőfeszítései is. Egy emberibb jövőt mer álmodni.
Johann Hari írt többek között a New York Times, az LA Times, a Guardian, a Le Monde, a Slate, a New Republic és a Nation lapokban. Kilenc éven át volt az Independent rovatvezetője, és kétszer nyerte el az Amnesty International UK Az év újságírója címét. Az Editorial Intelligence- től Az év kulturális kommentátora, a Stonewall-tól pedig Az év meleg újságírója díjat is megkapta. A kábulat ára az első könyve.
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