The Hopelessness Theory of Depression

Do wonder what causes ? Perhaps, yourself are diagnosed with clinical depression or you know someone who has depression, but you aren’t sure why they suffer from depression? Depression is an extremely complex mental health problem ranging from combination of genetic to environmental causes. Even professionals are not 100% certain of what causes depression and furthermore, depression varies by individual cases and history. It this video, we do our best to cover three possible causes of depression: NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTIONAL STYLES and causes, & having a NEGATIVE SELF IMAGE. Hopefully, you find this video helpful in shedding some light on the topic of depression. If you would like a video on other possible signs or causes of depression, be sure to turn on the notification bell. We will make a follow up video.

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For further readings (important):

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World Health Organization .The global burden of disease: 2004 update.WHO Press; Geneva: 2008.

Rose DT, Abramson LY. Developmental predictors of depressive cognitive style: Research and theory. In: Cicchetti D, Toth S, editors.Rochester Symposium of Developmental Psychopathology.Vol. 4. University of Rochester Press; Rochester, NY: 1992. pp. 323–349.

Metalsky GI, Joiner TE., Jr Vulnerability to depressive symptomatology: A prospective test of the diathesis-stress and causal mediation components of the .Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.1992;63:667–675.[PubMed][Google Scholar]

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