A discussion with author, Johann Hari about depression and anxiety and why so much of what is currently believed about both may be wrong.
What really causes depression and anxiety--and are we treating them correctly?
Award-winning journalist Johann Hari struggled with depression since childhood. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance. He started treating it with antidepressants as a teenager.
As an adult he's tried to find out whether this was true--and as you'll hear in our conversation with him...he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong.
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Writer and Journalist
Johann Hari is a British writer and journalist. Hari has written for publications including The Independent and The Huffington Post and has written books on the topics of depression, the war on drugs, and the monarchy. He has also given TED talks on the topics of addiction, and depression and anxiety.