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|Title:||Joining the dots: neurobiological links in a functional analysis of depression||Contributor(s):||Sharpley, Chris (author) ; Bitsika, Vicki (author)||Publication Date:||2010||DOI:||10.1186/1744-9081-6-73||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7315||Abstract:||Depression is one of the major contributors to the Total Disease Burden and afflicts about one-sixth of Western populations. One of the most effective treatments for depression focuses upon analysis of causal chains in overt behaviour, but does not include brain-related phenomena as steps along these causal pathways. Recent research findings regarding the neurobiological concomitants of depressive behaviour suggest a sequence of structural and functional alterations to the brain which may also produce a beneficial outcome for the depressed individual--that of adaptive withdrawal from uncontrollable aversive stressors. Linking these brain-based explanations to models of observable contingencies for depressive behaviour can provide a comprehensive explanation of how depressive behaviour occurs and why it persists in many patients.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Behavioral and Brain Functions, v.6||Publisher:||BioMed Central Ltd||Place of Publication:||United Kingdom||ISSN:||1744-9081||Field of Research (FOR):||110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy)||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||920111 Nervous System and Disorders||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 222
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