Ph.D.,Aaron T.Beck,Brad A.Alford

Depression

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    sad, dismayed, sleepless. . . . They become thin by their agitation and loss of refreshing sleep. . . . At a more advanced stage, they complain of a thousand futilities and desire death.
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    It is noteworthy that Aretaeus specifically delineated the manic-depressive cycle
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    He also referred to swings similar to mania and depression
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    number of ancient writers under the classification of “melancholia.”
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    Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the established market economies around the world.7
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    the population age 18 or older) in a given year suffer from some form of depressive disorder.
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    The National Institute of Mental Health (USA)7 reports that 18.8 million American adults (9.5 percent of
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    10–25 percent for females.
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    Worldwide, Murray and Lopez3 found unipolar major depression to be the leading cause of disability in 1990, measured in years lived with a disability. Unipolar depression accounted for more than one in every ten years of life lived with a disability.
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    According to Kline,1 more human suffering has resulted from depression than from any other single disease affecting humankind.
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    The importance of depression is recognized by everyone in the field of mental health.
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    In fact, there is sharp disagreement among clinicians and investigators who have written about depression.
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    There are no universally accepted answers to these questions.
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    4. Is depression caused primarily by psychological stress and conflict, or is it related primarily to a biological derangement?
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    3. Is depression a type of reaction (Meyerian concept), or is it a disease (Kraepelinian concept)?
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    There are still major unresolved issues regarding its nature, its classification, and its etiology.
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    Although depression (or melancholia) has been recognized as a clinical syndrome for over 2,000 years, as yet no completely satisfactory explanation of its puzzling and paradoxical features has been found.
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    According to the “pleasure principle,” patients should be seeking to maximize satisfactions and minimize pain. According to the time-honored concept of the instinct of self-preservation, they should be attempting to prolong life rather than terminate it.
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    Attitudes and behaviors such as these are particularly puzzling—on the surface, at least—because they seem to contradict some of the most strongly established axioms of human nature.
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    A scientist whose work has been confirmed by numerous independent investigators publicly “confesses” that her discoveries were a hoax.
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