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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
- Depression - Behavioral theories
- Depression: Cognitive perspective
- Depression - Evolutionary perspective
- Depression - Feminist perspective
- Depression: Interpersonal perspective
- Depression: Personality perspective
- Depression: Psychodynamic perspective
- 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
Key texts – BooksEdit
Additional material – BooksEdit
Key texts – PapersEdit
- Akiskal, H.S. and McKinney, W.T. (1973) Depressive disorders: toward a unified hypothesis, Science 182: 20-9.
Additional material - PapersEdit