Evolutionary psychiatry and depression: testing two hypotheses

Autor(en): Varga, Somogy
Stichwörter: ADAPTATION; ANXIETY; COMORBIDITY; Depression; DISORDERS; Ethics; Evolutionary psychiatry; History & Philosophy Of Science; MOOD; PREDICTORS; RESPONSES; RUMINATION; Social navigation hypothesis; Social Sciences - Other Topics; SOCIAL-CLASS; SYMPTOMS
Erscheinungsdatum: 2012
Herausgeber: SPRINGER
Journal: MEDICINE HEALTH CARE AND PHILOSOPHY
Volumen: 15
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 41
Seitenende: 52
Zusammenfassung: 
In the last few decades, there has been a genuine `adaptive turn' in psychiatry, resulting in evolutionary accounts for an increasing number of psychopathologies. In this paper, I explore the advantages and problems with the two main evolutionary approaches to depression, namely the mismatch and persistence accounts. I will argue that while both evolutionary theories of depression might provide some helpful perspectives, the accounts also harbor significant flaws that might question their authority and usefulness as explanations.
ISSN: 13867423
DOI: 10.1007/s11019-010-9305-9

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