Unformatted text preview: (major depression and bipolar) Chemical influences: low serotonin, low dopamine, IN Bipolar : norepinepherine high in mania phase low in depression phase Learned Helplessness- Seligmans 1974 experiment w/ dogs, theory applied to people- some people learn that rewards are not linked to actions, stop trying, depression is acquired. Beck’s Cognitive Theory: negative view of self, world and future Negative schemata, acquired during childhood. Distortions in thinking (cognitive bias) Overgeneralization, selective abstraction, attributions toward bad events are: stable, internal, and global Cognitive Therapy: Theory: depression caused by errors in thinking Role of Therapist: try to change patients thinking about self, alter maladaptive thoughts. Depression Realism: depressed people are more accurate and realistic in their pperception and judgements. Wiser but sadder affect Lack self serving bias....
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- Fall '06
- Major depressive disorder, depression phase Learned