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Main article: Clinical depression

In this section we will concentrate on the theoretical approaches used in thinking about depression. For specific evidence as to the causes of depression see

Main article: Causes of depression

Approaches to depressionEdit

Depression is a complex condition and has attracted the attention of a large number of theorists who have approached the condition from a number of points of view

Psychological theories of depressionEdit

Social theories in depressionEdit


  • Recent life event - Job loss, financial difficulties, long periods of unemployment, the loss of a spouse or other family member, divorce or the end of a committed relationship, or other traumatic events may trigger depression. Long-term stress at home, work, or school can also be involved.
Main article: Recent life event and depression


Environmental factorsEdit

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BibliographyEdit

Key texts – BooksEdit

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Key texts – PapersEdit

  • Akiskal, H.S. and McKinney, W.T. (1973) Depressive disorders: toward a unified hypothesis, Science 182: 20-9.

Additional material - PapersEdit

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