Cognition & Reality

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Where’s The “Why”?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drtone @ 9:14 am

Why do people become depressed? Or, to put it another way, do people become depressed out of nowhere without a “why”? Mostly, there’s some pretty good cause that throws somebody into depression, a failed business, a failed relationship, the death of someone close, etc. True, some people fall apart and others don’t, but in the absence of strong evidence (beyond the jiggered up results of twin studies) that there’s a so-called “genetic” component, is there any reason to look beyond personal histories to explain those differences?


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