Does Stressed Equal Depressed?

Psychiatrists in the past tended to emphasize the distinction between depressions triggered by stressors and those that spring unbidden out of a disordered brain. But there is likely a continuum with some depressions following the onslaught of massive stressors, others occurring in the midst of placid lives, and still others somewhere in between. Stress presumably interacts with genetic vulnerability, mediated by the stress hormone system. One easy way to think about this is to think...Full Story
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