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the evolutionary role of depression

Posted by octopusprime on April 3, 2004, at 8:17:56

i heard a very interesting radio program on depression today. an evolutionary biologist claimed that depression may have an adaptive role. for example, depression makes us change social situations, social networks, and job situations that cause us pain.

you can see the program summary here:

and you can listen to the radio program until thursday. the link is here:

i am wondering what you think of this? (and i hope this is the right place to post this discussion). i found the radio program fascinating, and some things did resonate with me.




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