compare and contrast psychological and biological explanations of major depression –

Question:compare and contrast psychological and biological explanations of major depression
1500 words
explore the nature of depression and describe the major theories and evidence based psychological interventions for this disorder.
Learning Outcomes
Describe the diagnostic features of depression and the mood disorders
Compare and contrast at least 2 theories of the aetiology of depression.
Describe and evaluate the cognitive processes that contribute to the acquisition and maintenance of depression.
Core reading
Cavanagh, K. & Strauss, C. (2015) Working with depression. In GCL Davey, N Lake & A Whittington (Eds). Clinical Psychology (2nd ed). London: Routledge.
Davey G.C.L. (2014) Psychopathology. London: BPS Blackwell. Chapter 6. Second Edition
Davey G.C.L. (2011) (ed) Applied Psychology. London: BPS Blackwell. Chapter 5.
Background reading
Cuijpers, P., van Straten, A., Andersson, G. & van Oppen, P. (2008) Psychotherapy for depression in adults: A meta-analysis of comparative outcome studies, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, vol. 76, no. 6, 909-922.
Driessen, E., Cuijpers, P., de Maat, Saskia C. M., Abbass, A.A., de Jonghe, F. & Dekker, J.J.M. (2010) The efficacy of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for depression: A meta-analysis, Clinical Psychology Review, vol. 30, no. 1, 25-36.
Hankin BL, Oppenheimer C, Jennes J, Barrocas A, ShaperobBG & Goldband J (2009) Developmental origins of Cognitive Vulnerabilities to Depression: Review of Processes Contributing to Stability and Changes across time. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 1327-1338.
Seligman M.E.P (1975) Helplessness: On Depression, development and death. San Francisco: Freeman.
Beck A.T. (1976) Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders. New York: International Universities Press.
Abramson L.Y., Seligman M.E.P. & Teasdale J.D. (1978) Learned helplessness in human

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