"What if everything we think we know about depression is wrong? That’s the contention of journalist and writer Johann Hari in his latest book, Lost Connections, which was recently excerpted on the Guardian’s website. Maybe you saw it — it was extremely popular and widely shared online.
Unfortunately, there are numerous problems with the piece, and many in the mental-health field — and some who deal with depression themselves — are seriously unhappy about it. Perhaps the most dangerous element is his persistent condemnation of antidepressants and their use, at one point describing them as essentially useless, with claims of their effectiveness being purely “marketing copy.” This is, at best, an alarming oversimplification of claims that aren’t widely accepted and based on questionable evidence. And this is deeply unhelpful. There is already plenty of stigma associated with taking antidepressants without Hari advancing the notion that they’re useless and ineffective, which just further undermines those who depend on them."
Confused by ADHD? I like the breakdown in the article about the different processing systems of ADHD brains vs neurotypical. "Far from being damaged goods, people with an ADHD nervous system are bright and clever. The main problem is that they were given a neurotypical owner’s manual at birth. It works for everyone else, not for them." Now excuse me while I attempt to get into the zone….https://www.additudemag.com/secrets-of-the-adhd-brain/ #ADHD #ADD … See MoreSee Less