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031010 (Social Cognition and Depression)

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Social Cognition and Depression I. Introduction A. About 1 out of 8 people will experience a depressive episode in some point in their life i. Death of a child, of a spouse, major career defeat, being rapped… B. They usually go away in about 6~9 months. But in 12% of these depressive episodes, develops into full grown clinical depression. Lasts for at least 2 years. C. Depression is closely linked to suicide. About 1 in every 200 people with depression will try suicide. Almost every who committed suicide will have had an episode of depression. II. Conceptual Overview A. Diathesis-Stress Models of Depression i. Presence of depression of preceding year, also the nature and number of negative life event the person has had the preceding year Across the entire sample, 30% of women reported having had severe negative event the preceding year. Among the women who had depression the preceding year, 75% have had a negative life event during the preceding year. Only a minority of the women who experience the negative life event became depressed. Most often depression arise from negative
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