Every once in a while, a book touches a nerve. This one certainly did when a British newspaper published excerpts from Lost Connections in an article titled “Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?” A neuroscientist – who hadn’t read the book – wrote a scathing review, which set off a series of rebuttals. I find it exciting. Finally, the topic of depression is in the spotlight. If there had been more interest in and scrutiny of research methodology in previous decades, perhaps public understanding of the causes of depression would be different today. This book is wonderfully provocative.
Hari, Johann. Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression — and the Unexpected Solutions. Bloomsbury Circus, 2018, p. 29.