UIUC PSYC 238 - Furman & Bender (2015) - The Social Problem of Depression(1) (17 pages)

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University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign
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Psyc 238 - Abnormal Psych

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The Journal of Sociology Social Welfare Volume 30 Issue 3 September Article 8 July 2015 The Social Problem of Depression A Multitheoretical Analysis Rich Furman Colorado State University Kimberly Bender Colorado State University Follow this and additional works at http scholarworks wmich edu jssw Part of the Clinical and Medical Social Work Commons and the Social Work Commons Recommended Citation Furman Rich and Bender Kimberly 2015 The Social Problem of Depression A Multi theoretical Analysis The Journal of Sociology Social Welfare Vol 30 Iss 3 Article 8 Available at http scholarworks wmich edu jssw vol30 iss3 8 This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Social Work at ScholarWorks at WMU For more information please contact maira bundza wmich edu The Social Problem of Depression A Multi theoretical Analysis RICH FURMAN KIMBERLY BENDER Colorado State University School of Social Work The purposeof this paperis to discuss the socialproblem of depressionfrom a multi theoreticalperspective It explores depression through the lens of two psychologically based theories of human behavior existential theory and cognitive theory as well as through the vehicle of two sociologicaltheories Marxist theory and the theory of oppression By understandinghow each of these theoriesexplains depression social workers may be helped to see the complexity of treating the problem It is the belief of the authors that social work literature which is often dominated by reductionist quantitativelybased researchstudies has increasingly ignored theoreticalexplorationsof key social problems such as depression to the determent of the profession and the disciplines which inform it Introduction The purpose of this paper is to discuss the social problem of depression from a multi theoretical This work has been undertaken for several reasons First each of the four theories presented in this article form a piece of the puzzle for understanding depression as a psychosocial phenomenon



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