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o Social Stress – related to onset, relapse, impedes recovery; precedes most depressive episodes Importance of context and meaning of stressor o Ex: lost a job Gender Compared to men, women may… o Feel less control over their lives o More likely to self-blame and ruminate Co-rumination – 2 ppl go back and forth about a negative event. Associated with depression and more intimate friendships o Experience more stress o Face more unattainable societal pressures Superwoman (worker and caregiver) multiple roles Thin ideal – pressure to be thin Social support Predicts who gets depressed and how quickly they recover Problem: depressed people elicit negative reactions from others making it hard for them to get social support Treatment of unipolar depression o Medication: side effects and relapse are always issues with medication. We are not clear on the long term effects. Effectiveness varies with severity – ppl with
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  • Spring '08
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, Major depressive disorder, Antidepressant, Sertraline, unattainable societal pressures

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