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An  Inquiry into Depressive Etiology

An Inquiry into Depressive Etiology

Understanding the etiology of a disorder is of massive importance because it informs the course of treatment as well as possible preventative measures. In order to better understand depressive etiology, engage in this INQUIRY INTO DEPRESSIVE ETIOLOGY DEBATE

Debunking Depression: Myth #1 — Depression looks like this

Debunking Depression: Myth #1 — Depression looks like this

Contrary to what your System 1 tells you, depression does not LOOK like any one thing. There is no phenotype of depression. To help you appreciate this fact, read the incredibly sad story of Madison Holleran HERE As you read the article on Madison’s Story, […]

Understanding Depression: Appearances are simply that.

Understanding Depression: Appearances are simply that.

Read the tragic story of Madison Holleran in order to better understand What depression is Etiology of depression Stroy linked here: http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12833146/instagram-account-university-pennsylvania-runner-showed-only-part-story  

Investigating Social Etiology of Depression

Investigating Social Etiology of Depression

  As you know, the etiology of depression is a nuanced and complicated thing.  This post will require you to analyze the social and environmental etiological elements of the disorder. Brown and Harris (1978) developed the vulnerability model after their research found that those with […]

Treatment for Depression Understood

Treatment for Depression Understood

Treatment: As far as the IB is concerned, there are 4 main types of treatment for disorders: Biomedical, Individual, Group & Eclectic. By far, the most popular treatment practiced today is the Eclectic Approach to treatment which is a combination of 2 or more of […]

Rethinking Depression

Rethinking Depression

Watch the incredibly informative and insightful ted talk linked below and then complete the case study!  We’ll discuss the ideas contained within such as: Mind as different from brain Depression as a holistic disorder, not brain based Ineffectiveness of SSRI based treatments “Eclectic Approaches” to […]

The Anti Depressant Generation

The Anti Depressant Generation

Read this piece in the NYtimes on the prevalence of prescribed anti depressants and be ready to discuss! Consider the following questions/statements: What are the difficulties of treating depression amongst the “emerging adult” age group, 18-28? Why are anti depressants so readily prescribed? What neurotransmitter […]

Heidegger And the Question Concerning Technology

Heidegger And the Question Concerning Technology

After you’ve read Hiedegger’s Question Concerning Technology, http://simondon.ocular-witness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/question_concerning_technology.pdf think carefully and react to the questions/quotes below:   1. Why talk about the silver chalice?  What does that have to do with technology? 2.  Heidegger states, “what has the essence of technology to do with revealing? The […]