Causes of unipolar depression

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Causes of unipolar depression o Biological Genetics – 1 st degree relatives of ppl with MDD they are 2-3x more likely to have MDD compared to relatives of non depressed. The more severe and frequent the more likely it runs in the family NTM – lower levels of serotonin and norepinephrine are associated, serotonin affects the balance of other NTM Hormones – decreased levels of estrogen and increased levels of cortisol – stress hormone. Estrogen dips before menstruation and after childbirth, and menopause o Psychological Learned Helplessness theory – perceived uncontrollable stressors lead to helplessness and then depression Depressive attributional style (DAS) – attribution failure to internal, stable, global factors o Depressed people have DAS o Those with DAS who are not depressed are more likely to becomes depressed when encountering a negative event o Causal attribution – explanation of why an event happened The way we explain negative events determines the
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