Environmental and Genetic Factors in Depression


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Environmental and Genetic Factors in Depression
Depression with melancholic symptoms (DMS) is a psychiatric disorder that can be attributed to a variety of environmental and genetic factors. This distinction is necessary because there are other forms of depression that are solely attributable to either genetic or environmental factors.
DMS is defined as “the inability to experience pleasure” (Davidson 2000, p. 432) in addition to some combination of the following: anorexia, weight loss, tiredness, feelings of guilt, thoughts about death, and psychomotor agitation. Over the past two decades, a great deal of attention has been paid to the cognitive etiology of depression, particularly with regard to the serotonergic and...
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