What model of psychology says that depression is influenced by genetics, and neurotransmitters, learned responses and thinking patterns, and socioeconomic status and culture?

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Sep 30, 2017

Humanistic Psychology or biopsychology/physiological psychology,


Those factors are really a mix - the reponses, thinking and social/cultural issues are really humanistic in orgin. The genetics and neurotransmitters are more in the physiological realm. That is a relatively newer "model" which I think fits into the broader humanistic model as a subset of factors.

A telling observation would be in how the therapist goes about a treatment. If it is primarily a drug-related therapy they are taking a physiological method approach. If it is primarily learning coping mechanisms and better self-awareness it would be a humanistic method approach.