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Depression

Depressive disorders can be seen as a disturbance to the balance of mind and body. Because it is a mental disorder and psychiatry is a branch of medicine, the question how mind and body interact in depression should be treated as a medical rather than metaphysical mind-body problem. The relation between mind and body as it pertains to this illness should be construed in teleological rather than causal terms. Mental states like beliefs and emotions serve an adaptive purpose by constraining the physiologic systems involved in the body's stress response, thus preserving homeostasis and protecting us from various disorders. Depression results when the mind fails its constraining role.

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DepressionEdited by Dagmar Breznoscakova

Published: March 29th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63698

ISBN: 978-953-51-3060-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3059-8

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1. Clock Genes in Depression

By Sofie Laage Christiansen and Elena V. Bouzinova

471

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2. Brain Lateralization of Emotional Processing in Depression

By Danielle M. Pereira and Azizuddin Khan

488

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3. Anxiety and Depression in Cardiovascular Surgery

By Yuko Okamoto and Noboru Motomura

392

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4. Chronic Pain and Depression

By Aleksandra A. Karapetyan and Hovhannes M. Manvelyan

1393

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5. Investigating the Relationship between Depression, Negative Automatic Thoughts, Life Satisfaction and Symptom Interpretation in Turkish Young Adults

By Yasemin Yavuzer and Zeynep Karataş

458

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6. Body-Mind Connectedness: Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Group Work for Depressed Persons with Salient Somatic Disturbances

By Sylvia Hong Yao, Jane Xiao-Wen Ji, Celia Hoi Yan Chan and Cecilia Lai Wan Chan

385

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