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Psychological causes of Bipolar Disorders

Because biological causes appear to play a larger role in bipolar disorders than in unipolar depression psychological and environmental factors have not been emphasized as explanations of bipolar disorder. One early psychoanalytic theory suggested...

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Beck’s Cognitive Triad

One of the most influential theories of depression is Aaron Beck’s (1987) cognitive theory. According to this theory, vulnerability to depression develops during childhood when basic beliefs about the self are formulated. Beck says...

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Depression is the result of Learned helplessness

The Learned Helplessness model of depression suggests that if people feel they are unable to control life events – especially stressful events – they learn a sense of helplessness that will eventually lead to...

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How to stop yourself from being critical?

You can conquer your habit of criticising someone and everyone. The challenge is to go 24 hours without a single critical remark or thought. Critical temptations don’t count; these are thoughts that bloom into...

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How to bear criticism?

First- Don’t relate your ego with the issue of your behaviour being criticised. Don’t start defending yourself right from the beginning. Listen rather than speaking all along. Second step is to evaluate the criticism...

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The right way to criticise someone

A second thought must be given before uttering the word of criticism. Anything said or behaved can’t be reversed back. So, the direction and intent of the barrel of criticism must be checked and...

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Psychological causes behind Mood Disorders

Psychological and Biological Theories do not necessarily compete with each other as explanations of mood disorders. In fact, most current psychological theories view biological factors as one of many risks that predispose some people...

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Biochemical Causes of Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders are accompanied by a number of abnormalities in the Central Nervous System. These include abnormalities in the body’s regulatory functions especially in the production and utilization of the chemical messengers in the...

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Biological and Genetic Causes of Mood Disorders

  Genetic factors have been implicated in Mood Disorders. Both Bipolar and Unipolar have been found to get influenced by biological factors, though genetic risks are particularly strong for Bipolar Disorders. There have been...