|By (author):||Hari, Johann|
|Subject:||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs|
|PSYCHOLOGY / General|
|PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health|
|SELF-HELP / Mood Disorders / Depression|
|Size:||9.25in x 6.12in|
|From The Publisher*|
From theNew York Timesbestselling author ofChasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, 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 anti-depressants 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. HariÂ´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 8 million times and revolutionized the global debate. This book will do the same.
"If you have ever been down, or felt lost, this amazing book will change your life. Do yourself a favour--read it now." - Elton John
"Wise, probing, and deeply generous Hari has produced a book packed with explosive revelations about our epidemic of despair . . . I am utterly convinced that the more people read this book, the better off the world will be." - Naomi Klein
"This is a bold and inspiring book that will help far more than just those who suffer from depression. As Hari shows, we all have within us the potential to live in ways that are healthier and wiser." - Arianna Huffington
"Through a breath-taking journey across the world, Johann Hari exposes us to extraordinary people and concepts that will change the way we see depression forever. It is a brave, moving, brilliant, simple and earth-shattering book that must be read by everyone and anyone who is longing for a life of meaning and connection." - Eve Ensler, author of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
"This is one of those extraordinary books that you want all your friends to read immediately--because the shift in world-view is so compelling and dramatic that you wonder how you'll be able to have conversations with them otherwise." - Brian Eno
"One of the world's most important and most enlightening thinkers and social critics." - Glenn Greenwald, winner of the Pulitzer Prize
"Johann Hari is again getting people to think differently about our mood, our minds and our drug use, and that is something we need a lot more of." - Bill Maher
"Depression and anxiety are the maladies of our time, but not for the reasons you think . . . An important diagnosis from one of the ablest journalists writing in the English language today." - Thomas Frank, author of WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS
|Biographical Note||Johann Hari is theNew York Times bestselling author ofChasing the Scream,which is being adapted into a feature film.He was twice named Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International UK. He has written for theNew York Times, theLos Angeles Times, and others, and he is a regular panelist on HBO'sReal Time with Bill Maher.His TED talk, "Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong," has more than 20 million views.|