Recommended By Readers: Lost Connections


I’ve had a recommendation of an audio book from a reader of Dads With Depression that I thought I’d pass on called Lost Connections.

Written by Johann Hari, it’s described as a “radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.”

According to the publisher, “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.”

Reviews on Audible are generally positive, however, one says that “it stigmatises the use of antidepressants,” yet another says, “As someone who has suffered from multiple mental health issues over time this was refreshing to hear.”

Our reader couldn’t praise it higher.

“(I) can’t put it down…” they wrote.  “It’s just a different way to look at the reasons behind depression and I have had some real ‘light bulb’ moments!”

Lost Connections is out now on paperback and Audible.

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