This is our home page for depression. Below will be linked all the major documents for this unit of study however be sure to check the “Home” page for the latest news and activities

Learning Outcome: Describe prevalence rates of one disorder: 

Symptom Description of Major Depressive Disorder from the DSM-V: DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA HERE

Information on Prevalence from the National Institute of Mental Health: NIMH

  • What is “prevalence”: HERE
  • 12 Month prevalence rates of Major Depressive Disorder in America

Understanding Etiology: Use this Learning Helper you better understand the etiology of depression: Understanding Etiology 

Some Etiology Resources: 

Read the NYTimes well blog post discussing the difficulty in treating depression lies in our lack of a comprehensive understanding of its etiology: HERE

Intro Activity to Depression–Designed to facilitate your understand of depression and its etiology:


Links Re: Alternative Treatments to Depression…Prozac is out, sleep therapy is in!

How Prozac become so popular and a commentary on its overuse/prescription:

Effectiveness of depression treatments: