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Origins and treatments for depression

This job examines how depression is often referred to as being endogenous (biological) or reactive (psychological) in origin. It also discusses treatments for depression and how they take biological forms (anti-depressant medication or electroconvulsive therapy) or psychological forms (various types of psychotherapy). The job offers a personal response to the topic.

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Hi... I went over some of the possible causes of depression from both a biological and environmental perspective and how these causes might lead to depressive symptoms. I also gave some examples of therapy for both of these causes and how they might help fix the symptoms:

Origins of Depression

Like any disease, there are many causes of depressive symptoms that can lead to a clinical deficiency. Of these, some are biological (originate in the brain) and some are environmental (originate outside the individual). The biological causes are usually based in changes in brain structure or function of neurotransmitters, especially dopamine and serotonin. These ...

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Various origins of depression are noted, especially biological and environmental. SSRI's or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors are also mentioned. MAOI's or Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors are also named.

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