Is depression a biological disorder?Watch
Hi. I am a first year Psychology student and my first assignment is about depression. I should evaluate the claim “Depression is a biological disorder”. Can you give me some information whether that’s true or not because at this point I am really confused from all the theories about the etiology of the disorder.
- genetics: twin studies support a heritability, but not as much as say bipolar or schizophrenia
- Other more psychological theories: learned helplessness, behavioural learnt theories, Beck's negative triad/cognitive model, autographical mode network & cognitive control,
- bring together both in a stress diathesis model