Book review/rant: Lost Connections

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  1. Disconnection from other people
  2. Disconnection from meaningful values: The author talked about “junk values”, and particularly materialism, as being problematic and something he had struggled with. It was around this point that it really started to sound like the author was referring to depression and anxiety as negative emotional states and existential malaise and not necessarily appreciating the difference between these emotion states and mood/anxiety disorders.
  3. Disconnection from childhood trauma
  4. Disconnection from status and respect
  5. Disconnection from the natural world
  6. Disconnection from a hopeful or secure future
  7. The real role of genes and brain changes: The author saw 2 potential roles for biology: circumstances can cause brain changes that accelerate the problem, OR
  8. genetic variations may contribute to depression but only in specific environmental circumstances; they can’t cause depression without an environmental trigger
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Mental health blogger | MH Nurse | Living with depression | Author of 3 books, latest is Managing the Depression Puzzle | mentalhealthathome.org

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