Exploring the biological perspective on depression depression is defined by webster’s dictionary as “a state of being depressed a state of feeling sad a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent.
Depression is a chronic mental disorder that affects all areas of an individual’s life it is characterized by extreme despair, feelings of worthlessness, persistent fatigue and/or thoughts of suicide.
Researchers studying clinical depression tend to look at several aspects of brain function including the structures of the limbic system and the function of neurotransmitters within neurons limbic system those who research clinical depression have been interested in a particular part of the brain called the limbic system. The biological perspective can explain depression because of chemical imbalances in the brain for example, a very specific reason could be that there are low levels of serotonin in the brain serotonin is responsible for arousal and general happiness if levels in the brain are low, a patient can become depressed (or anxious.
The author proposes that a psychological perspective will contribute more to understanding of depression than a biological disease perspective based on a presumed but as-yet the relatively simplistic concept of a chemical imbalance adds little to understanding of the causes of depression doc viewer. You may have heard that depression is the result of a simple imbalance of brain chemicals although brain chemicals are certainly part of the cause, this explanation is too simple even just considering the biological dimension of depression, the brain has multiple layers of issues that are involved. Biological perspective of depression exploring the biological perspective on depression depression is defined by webster’s dictionary as “a state of being depressed a state of feeling sad a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or.
Biological perspective links the studies of biology and psychology physiological changes and genetics are believed to play a large role in the behaviors of humans and other animals biological perspective is the study in psychology that evaluates the physiological and genetic roots of behaviour.
Below is a brief discussion of the multiple biological, psychological and social factors that have been identified as being related to the development of depression in context of the diathesis-stress hypothesis, the biological factors typically function as diatheses, the psychological factors may serve as diatheses or stressors, and sociological factors tend to function as stressors or triggers. In this study, i will explain, discuss, and elaborate upon the point of view, assumptions, strengths, and weaknesses of the biological perspective on depression the biological perspective focuses on how the brain functions and the influence of genetics on behavior.