JOHANN HARI ~ LOST CONNECTIONS ~ BLOOMSBURY ~ 2018

~ HCISBDWIWTA? ~ How Can I Still Be Depressed When I Was Taking Antidepressants?

~ WWSMMPAFDASA? ~ Why Were So Many More People Apparently Feeling Depressed And Severely Anxious?

~ ETCAIIDACAIIA-A-TOWA-TRAFT ~ Everything That Causes An Increase In Depression Also Causes An Increase In Anxiety – And – The Other Way Around – They Rise And Fall Together

~ TFTAMSOUDASAA-ATST-MEMPU-ITOTIACBUAD ~ The Forces That Are Making Some Of Us Depressed And Severely Anxious Are – At The Same Time – Making Even More People Unhappy – It Turns Out There Is A Continuum Between Unhappiness And Depression

~ AS-WYLTTPAYSIIIC-IWPYTAWF ~ And Sometimes – When You Listen To The Pain And You See It In Its Context – It Will Point You To A Way Forward

~ WIDI-IF-AFOG-FOOLNBATS?-WIIIAFOGFTCWHL-YSN? ~ What If Depression Is – In Fact – A Form Of Grief – For Our Own Lives Not Being As They Should? – What If It Is A Form Of Grief For The Connections We Have Lost – Yet Still Need?

~ ‘CDIAURTA’ ~ “Clinical Depression Is An Understandable Response To Adversity”

~ WALSH-WWSTSS-O-WSHHTU-B-ITSOTBEASOALP-WYGI-‘TGOH’ ~ We All Lose Some Hope – When We’re Subjected To Severe Stress – Or – When Something Horrible Happens To Us – But – If The Stress Or The Bad Events Are Sustained Over A Long Period – What You Get Is – “The Generalization Of Hopelessness”

~ EOO-TSAPCODAA-HSIC-TAAFO-D-TAAWIWWHBCOFSWINBSTHLATW ~ Every One Of – The Social And Psychological Causes Of Depression And Anxiety – Has Something In Common – They Are All Forms Of – Disconnection – They Are All Ways In Which We Have Been Cut Off From Something We Innately Need But Seem To Have Lost Along The Way

~ WDOT-WEOAE-TSIHCLA-A-TATLMUFT ~ We Disbanded Our Tribes – We Embarked On An Experiment – To See If Humans Can Live Alone – And – This Approach To Life Makes Us Feel Terrible

~ OSOHHSSFASFINLMONFASOB-SWAHEWWAAH ~ Our Sense Of Home Has Shrivelled So Far And So Fast It No Longer Meets Our Need For A Sense Of Belonging – So We Are Homesick Even When We Are At Home

~ SM-CCUPFWWHL-SL ~ Social Media – Can’t Compensate Us Psychologically For What We Have Lost – Social Life

~ FTOY-PHBST-IYOMAP-O-IYTALMITOHYLTOP-YWBU ~ For Thousands Of Years – Philosophers Had Been Suggesting That – If You Overvalue Money And Possessions – Or – If You Think About Life Mainly In Terms Of How You Look To Other People – You Will Be Unhappy

~ I-W-G-T-R-TMYTLIAHSASASIO-TMU-A-TMDAA-YWB ~ I-Want-Golden-Things Rule – The More You Think Life Is About Having Stuff And Superiority And Showing It Off – The More Unhappy – And – The More Depressed And Anxious – You Will Be

~ TMUYS-TMPAFOMIA-SAISTBDUDAA ~ The More Unequal Your Society – The More Prevalent All Forms Of Mental Illness Are – Something About Inequality Seems To Be Driving Up Depression And Anxiety

~ TPEOBCOFTNWHOBTBS ~ The Psychological Effects Of Being Cut Off From The Natural World Have Only Begun To Be Studied

~ TSEICTESRDAA ~ The Scientific Evidence Is Clear That Exercise Significantly Reduces Depression And Anxiety

~ FWANL-YHASTYAYCAVS-ATWIVG-A-TSCSTEDTAMS ~ Faced With A Natural Landscape – You Have A Sense That You And Your Concerns Are Very Small – And The World Is Very Big – And – That Sensation Can Shrink The Ego Down To A Manageable Size

~ ASOAPFPY-BWIITA-ICFLYPWNGA ~ A Sense Of A Positive Future Protects You – But – When It Is Taken Away – It Can Feel Like Your Pain Will Never Go Away

~ SHIASGOSOGFDOA ~ Scientists Haven’t Identified A Specific Gene Or Set Of Genes For Depression Or Anxiety

~ TC-CCAPOWY-‘N-TBH-TAT-JV-T-DFWWYAN ~ The Culture – Can Create A Picture Of What You – “Need” – To Be Happy – Through All The – Junk Values – That – Doesn’t Fit With What You Actually Need

~ FALT-DAAP-HBTTD-INR-TIIJL-O-W-O-S-I ~ For A Long Time – Depressed And Anxious People – Have Been Told Their Distress – Is Not Real – That It Is Just Laziness – Or – Weakness – Or – Self-Indulgence

~ I-D-ITMDOODAA-WNTFWT-R ~ If – Disconnection – Is The Main Driver Of Our Depression And Anxiety – We Need To Find Ways To – Reconnect

~ ESIWRTSODAOJASWSWANOPAAU-WWFD ~ Evidence Suggests If We Return To Seeing Our Distress And Our Joy As Something We Share With A Network Of People All Around Us – We Will Feel Different

~ ‘SP’ ~ “Social Prescribing”

~ ‘TH’ ~ “Therapeutic Horticulture”

~ INTWITMYS-ITF-OBC-OBAMCIAS-TNMHHYWYBTJTSANWN-A-OBAL-SPWDM ~ It’s Not The Work Itself That Makes You Sick – It’s The Feeling – Of Being Controlled – Of Being A Meaningless Cog In A System – That No Matter How Hard You Work You’ll Be Treated Just The Same And Nobody Will Notice – And – Of Being A Low-Status Person Who Doesn’t Matter

~ WYHNSOYW-IBDAM ~ When You Have No Say Over Your Work – It Becomes Dead And Meaningless

~ EYB ~ Elect Your Boss

~ ‘TBC’ ~ “Take Back Control”

~ JV-ATTLOTGAAD ~ Junk Values – A Trap That Leads Only To Greater Anxiety And Depression

~ WCYBH-FOP-A-FY? ~ Why Can’t You Be Happy – For Other People – And – For Yourself?

~ CTMYFMLTBDOSAAAA ~ Childhood Trauma Makes You Far More Likely To Be Depressed Or Severely Anxious As An Adult

~ H-PABRI-D ~ Humiliation – Plays A Big Role In – Depression

~ SOAPOY-A-TID-PYL ~ Sealing Off A Part Of Yourself – And – Thinking It’s Disgusting – Poisons Your Life

~ UBI-IOUANTCPWTF-RTFOWES ~ Universal Basic Income – Instead Of Using A Net To Catch People When They Fall – Raise The Floor On Which Everyone Stands

~ IIAW-EFT-TPYA-TMLYATBDOA-A-TMLYATBSIAEW ~ It Is A Well-Established Fact That – The Poorer You Are – The More Likely You Are To Become Depressed Or Anxious – And – The More Likely You Are To Become Sick In Almost Every Way

~ UBI-OOTMIAFTT-FC-ATM-IADG-B-ECPSOAAUD ~ Universal Basic Income – One Of The Most Important Antidepressants For The Twenty-First Century – At The Moment – It’s A Distant Goal – But – Every Civilizing Proposal Started Off As A Utopian Dream

~ IYHATIYHTYTWCDWTSCODAA-YSSAR-TASOTDAAI ~ If You Hear A Thought In Your Head Telling You That We Can’t Deal With The Social Causes Of Depression And Anxiety – You Should Stop And Realize – That’s A Symptom Of The Depression And Anxiety Itself

~ YNTRASYMFFHBM ~ You Need To Release Any Shame You Might Feel For Having Been Mistreated

~ IAWTTTNSTAS-TITODAAHSCWSI-B-ITO-WASLIAS-EIWPWA-TLFCNGA ~ In A World That Thinks There’s No Such Thing As Society – The Idea That Our Depression And Anxiety Have Social Causes Will Seem Incomprehensible – But – It Turns Out – We Are All Still Living In A Society – Even If We Pretend We Aren’t – The Longing For Connection Never Goes Away

~ DAAM-IOW-BTSRYH-IAS-S-YSHTLTW-A-IYAHTFABP-YWBMOOSMTIBABH ~ Depression And Anxiety Might – In One Way – Be The Sanest Reaction You Have – Its A Signal – Saying – You Should Have To Live This Way – And – If You Aren’t Helped To Find A Better Path – You Will Be Missing Out On So Much That Is Best About Being Human

~ IIOWWLTOPTWCFIBTIS-A-OT-WWCSITC-CWBTOI ~ It Is Only When We Listen To Our Pain That We Can Follow It Back To Its Source – And – Only There – When We Can See Its True Causes – Can We Begin To Overcome It

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