Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions 
'If you have ever been down, or felt lost, this amazing book will change your life ... Read it now' - Elton John
'The more people read this book, the better off the world will be' - Naomi Klein
'A brilliant, stimulating, radical take on mental health' - Matt Haig
From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.
What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we truly solve them? Award-winning journalist Johann Hari has suffered from depression since he was a child and started taking antidepressants when only a teenager. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain. As an adult, trained in social sciences, he began to investigate if 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 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.
'A bold and inspiring book that will help far more than just those who suffer from depression' - Ariana Huffington
'An astonishing book that transforms our understanding of one of the crucial issues of our times' - George Monbiot
'A remarkable tour de force on a difficult, complex and controversial subject' - Alastair Campbell
'A game changer' - Davina McCall
'The most exciting thing I've read this year' - Emma Thompson
'It is very important everyone read this book and do what he says as quickly as possible' - Simon Amstell
'Hari again proves that he is one of the world's most important and most enlightening thinkers and social critics' - Glenn Greenwald
'Extraordinary ... A stunning piece of work' - Brian Eno
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, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, Le Monde, Slate, the New Republic and the Nation. He has been awarded the Comment Award for Cultural Commentator of the Year by Editorial Intelligence, and has been named Journalist of the Year by Stonewall. His TED Talk `Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong' and animated video on the same subject has been viewed over 16 million times. Hari lives in London. chasingthescream.com / @johannhari101