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Re: nothing helps morganator

Posted by SLS on April 27, 2010, at 7:35:21

In reply to Re: nothing helps, posted by morganator on April 27, 2010, at 0:19:25

> We still need close calm contact. We still need consistent emotional connection.

Do you feel that this is a rare occurrence? Or perhaps it is not so rare in general, but more so in people who end up with major depressive disorder? It would be interesting to know if the rate of depression increases as the psychosocial stresses of modern society increases. It sure looks that way. If the heritability of major depressive disorder remains the same over time, then one would expect that environment plays a large role in the induction of depressive illness. However, I think it requires a leap of faith to conclude that all cases of major depressive disorder occur as the result of maladaptive parenting behavior or other psychosocial stresses. How would such a presumption address things like the occurrences of drug-induced mood episodes or depressions associated with hormonal fluctuations or even strokes? If these biogenic depressions do indeed occur, then I don't understand why one would conclude that all other depressions require psychogenic contributions. Can depressive disorders occur in individuals with psychosocial environments that are considered to be ideal? Never? I honestly don't know. However, that drugs can induce depression in people who have never manifested depression previously casts doubt that psychosocial stress is always necessary to precipitate it.

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