Title

The etiologic features of depression in adults. Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

1993-01-01

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Animals; Depressive Disorder; Humans; Psychosocial Deprivation; Risk Factors; Sleep Disorders; Stress, Psychological

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

Over the past 30 years, considerable advances have been made in understanding the origin of depression. The explosion of knowledge includes studies on genetics, animal models of depression, neurotransmitter and neuroendocrine studies, and psychological and sociological risk factors. Depression, like other medical illnesses, presents with a wide spectrum of syndromes and severity. Most clinicians support a risk factor model that reflects the varying contributions of biological (including genetic), psychological, and environmental factors. This article reviews the research on the etiologic factors in depression.

Source

Arch Fam Med. 1993 Jan;2(1):76-83; discussion 84.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Archives of family medicine

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

8252139

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