Social Science & Medicine

Framing Depression as a Functional Signal Rather than a Disease Promotes Hope and Reduces Stigma, Study Finds

This report from Julia Lejeune has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “New research reveals that individuals seeking depression treatment may benefit from an explanation of depression as serving an important human function, as opposed to a disease arising…
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Framing depression as a functional signal, not a disease: Rationale and initial randomized controlled trial

This research paper – published in Social Science & Medicine – comes from Hans S. Schroder, Andrew Devendorf, and Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher. “Highlights Depression is often discussed as a medical disorder. This framework has some benefits but also has some drawbacks. We…
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