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Depression

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Fall

Description
Depression 90% of people will resolve their depression themselves, without any diagnosis 50% tend to relapse at some point in their lives has a lot to do with dopamine and seratonin Cognitive Factors: A lot of hopelessness and disempowerment Begin to feel as if they are isolated and everything is their fault and they cant fix their situation Tend to catastrophize and globalize everything --disorders are common --they are not different from normal, they are an extension of normal: we have elements of schizophrenia and depression, etc. we just may not be to the same extreme --there is no solid line between normal and abnormal --disorders have a variety of causes, ranging from biological to cognitive, to interpersonal, to the larger circumstances in peoples lives Treatment: Have come a long way from when people with disorders used to be locked up We know that treatment is possible: talk therapy eg. Psychodynamic approaches The importance of expressing ones thoughts and feelings: Pennebakers expression through journalingpeople are very capable of healing themselves just through expression and understanding their situation(s), circumstance(
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