Background Depression was first talked about in the texts in the second millennium B.C. In this period, most disorders were said and thought to be causes by possession of the body by demons. The treatment of the diseases was for the person to be purified by a priest (Nemade, Ph.D., Reiss, Ph.D., Dombeck, Ph.D.). People thought it was a spiritual disease rather than a physical one. That differs greatly from our thoughts today. We don’t seem to relate spiritual values with medicine. Finally, Ancient
Psychological Causes of Depression Lastly to be discussed, psychological causes of depression are also major factors that cause the disorder. Thinking can be very harmful to one’s body. Overstressing is destructive to one’s emotional condition (Centre for Clinical Interventions). People start blaming themselves for events that go wrong but don’t give themselves credit for the good events. He or she begins to be very hard on him/her and believes that he/she knows what others are thinking about him/her
Depression is becoming the most psychological problem that could happen to anyone. Many who feels depressed are mainly because of misfortunes and events that could make them sad. However, it is normal to feel depressed over these sad moments because no one wants these bad things to happen to them either but these events might cause depression to the victim that lasts for months or even years. For such people, this is a very serious case of depression and can be diagnosed as an illness. Depression
sees diseases and illnesses as malfunctions of the human body, a breakdown due to biological reasons. This model has been around since the nineteenth century and is the main paradigm of viewing our health. It excludes the social, cultural and psychological factors that contribute to our health and only focuses on the biological and medical factors. Health care professionals such as doctors often only look for biological and genetic malfunctions in patients. Biomedicine claims that this biomedical approach
TYPES OF DEPRESSION Major depression Major depression (major depressive disorder/clinical depression) is when a person has a constant low mood and/or loss of interest in activities they usually enjoy. In order for a disorder to be classified as depression it has to have occurred nearly every day and at least for two weeks, as well as prevent the person from functioning in everyday life e.g. work/school, relationships. LEVELS OF DEPRESSION Melancholia The term used to describe a severe form of depression
The Perspectives in Psychology There are two perspectives in psychology. I will first introduce them and explain how each perspective approaches the subject of depression, then state which I find more convincing in my opinion. The first perspective is the psychoanalytic perspective, which was founded by Sigmund Freud. He began to develop the theory at the end of 19th century during the Victorian era in Austria. The psychoanalytic perspective is a very comprehensive theory
World Health Organisation, 1 in 4 people in the whole world are affected by them. The exact cause of most mental disorders are unknown but there are many biological and environmental factors that can contribute to them; genetics, social or cultural expectations, brain defects and substance abuse being just a few.
of how unmanaged stress can lead to depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Studies have also shown that law enforcement officers also have a higher rate of cardiovascular events and suicide due in large part to the constant stress they are under. This has led law enforcement agencies to adopt strategies for helping their officers to deal with stress (Ronald, 2007).
Introduction My aim through my investigation is to uncover how warfare influences soldiers in different ways through the lens of the three psychological levels of analysis. The biological, socio-cultural and cognitive levels of analysis will provide unique insights into the human brain, behaviour, social interactions, etc. which will all help to uncover and help us to understand the psychological consequences of warfare on soldiers. Through this process we will begin to understand how soldiers may
depressive disorder/unipolar depression. The diathesis-stress model can work in tandem with the biopsychosocial model. The biopsychosocial model is a holistic approachmental illness which considers factor in isolation but proposes a multi-pronged approach to the treatment of such disorders. This essay will the terms diathesis-stress model Major depressive disorder; discuss the merits and disadvantages of the model; explore theory framework used to explain unipolar depression and analyse how effectively