Beyond depression: Toward a process-based approach to research, diagnosis, and treatment

Forgeard, M. J. C., Haigh, E. A. P., Beck, A. T., Davidson, R. J., Henn, F. A., Maier, S. F., Mayberg, H. S., Seligman, M. E. P. (2011) Beyond depression: Toward a process-based approach to research, diagnosis, and treatment. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18 (4). pp. 275-299. ISSN 09695893 (ISSN)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22509072
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2850.2011.01259.x

Abstract

Despite decades of research on the etiology and treatment of depression, a significant proportion of the population is affected by the disorder, fails to respond to treatment, and is plagued by relapse. Six prominent scientists-Aaron Beck, Richard Davidson, Fritz Henn, Steven Maier, Helen Mayberg, and Martin Seligman-gathered to discuss the current state of scientific knowledge on depression and in particular on the basic neurobiological and psychopathological processes at play in the disorder. These general themes were addressed: (a) the relevance of learned helplessness as a basic process involved in the development of depression; (b) the limitations of our current taxonomy of psychological disorders; © the need to work toward a psychobiological process-based taxonomy; and (d) the clinical implications of implementing such a process-based taxonomy. © 2011 American Psychological Association.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cognitive theory Depression Learned helplessness Neurobiology Taxonomy
Subjects: diseases & disorders
diseases & disorders > mental disorders
diseases & disorders > mental disorders > mood disorders
diseases & disorders > mental disorders > mood disorders > depression
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Communities: CSHL labs > Henn lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 2011
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 16:11
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2013 16:11
PMCID: PMC3325764
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/27131

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