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Major Depressive Disorder

occurs when signs of depression last more than two weeks and are not caused by drugs or medical conditions.

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Dysthymic Disorder

lies between blue mood and major depressive disorder. Characterized by daily depression lasting two years or more.

Blue Mood - DYSTHYMIC DISORDER - Major Depressive

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Bipolar Disorder

alteration between depression and mania signals bipolar disorder.

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Biological Perspective

Genetic influences: mood disorders run in families.

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Neurotransmitter and Depression

Reduction of norepinephrine and serotonin has been implicated in depression.

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Social-Cognitive Perspective

the social-cognitive perspective suggests that depression arises partly from self-defeating beliefs and negative explanatory styles.