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Different kinds of (basis for) depression?

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  • Sigvard Lingh
    Even if it were possible to quantify how patriarchical a society is, there are far too many other psychosocial variables that would be impossible to control
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 31, 2001
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      "Even if it were possible to quantify how patriarchical a society is, there
      are far too many other psychosocial variables that would be impossible to
      control for in comparing rates of depression in different societies. If one
      believes, as I do, that one of the psychological dimensions of depression
      (not the only one) is always disowned, repressed anger turned against the
      self, then any social influences that are likely to provoke anger and/or to
      militate against the acknowledgement of anger could be implicated in the
      etiology of depression.

      Elio J. Frattaroli, M.D."


      Would you, dr Frattaroli, consider it proper to divide depression into:
      1. Cognitive based depression ("It´s no use trying")
      2. Affective based depression (An emotionally meager upbringing)
      3. To paraphrase John Exner, a "social deficit coping" based depression
      (Social failure from not knowing or understanding social norms)


      Sigvard Lingh
      Department of psychology
      Uppsala university
      Sweden
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