By the time Johann Hari's third book, Lost Connections, was released in 2018, his earlier transgressions seemed to have been largely forgotten. Critics rushed to praise Lost Connections'examination of anxiety and depression, two interrelated ills that have apparently been overtaking the West in recent years, as well as perhaps the book's key insight: "Because you are being told depression and anxiety are misfirings of brain chemicals, you will stop looking for answers in your life and your psyche and your environment and how you might change them ... But this pain isn't your enemy, however much it hurts (and Jesus, I know how much it hurts). It's your ally -- leading you away from a wasted life and pointing the way toward a more fulfilling one."
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