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Depression Seen Differently When Thought Of As Biological

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People who think depression is caused by biological factors also tend to believe the disorder is more severe and longer lasting, compared to those who see less of a role for biological causes, according to a new study at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

At the same time, people who believe that biological factors can lead to depression also tend to be more optimistic that treatment will have a positive effect, said Dr.

Sarah Mann, a former doctoral student at Rutgers University-New Brunswick who led the study. The findings, published in the Journal of Mental Health, also show that people who think depression runs in the family through genetics or occurs because of a change in the brain are less likely to hold negative attitudes toward

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