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Evolutionary cause for depression?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Mogget, May 6, 2012.

  1. Mogget

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    I found this article on a possible evolutionary cause behind depression very interesting: Depressed To Impress | Pop Psychology

     
  2. Steve712

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    Hm ... I'd be more comfortable calling it an evolutionary adaptation to depression rather than a cause, but I guess I'd have to read about it more.
     
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    I don't like how the wording makes it seem like people intentionally decide to be depressed in order to manipulate others. I know that's not what the author was trying to say... but still, it comes across that way.