Severe Depression from the Clinical Psychological Perspective

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Severe Depression from the Clinical Psychological Perspective
Michelle Brummet
Introduction to Applied Behavioral Sciences 200
Instructor Jeannine Jones
October 6, 2014

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Severe Depression from the Clinical Psychological Perspective

Let’s first define what psychology and applied psychology means and how it is applied. Psychology is the
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In Joe’s circumstances, it is plain to see just why he has become angry, hopeless, and depressed. Clinical psychologists have studied thousands of cases such as Joe’s as the importance of this topic cannot be quantified. Millions of Americans suffer from this abnormality; the differences are outside influences/extenuating
DEPRESSION 3 circumstances, influences from family, chemical imbalances in the brain, genetic, nationality, and or self-inflicted psychosis.
There are many theories on the board so to speak but I’ve selected a few I believe are important enough to consider. In Joe’s case, there are numerous factors as to the origin of his severe depression. As I’ve stated, his loss of job, wife, children, and home would be enough for anyone to become distressed, let alone someone with underlying cognitive biases. Davey (2011) describes certain mental behavior as maladaptive. “In its extreme form, maladaptive behavior might