Is depression simply a nonspecific response to brain injury?

  title={Is depression simply a nonspecific response to brain injury?},
  author={Stephen M Strakowski and Caleb M. Adler and Melissa P. Delbello},
  journal={Current psychiatry reports},
  volume={15 9},
Depressive disorders are among the most common ailments affecting humankind and some of the world's leading causes of medical disability. Despite being common, disabling and a major public health problem, the etiology of depression is unknown. Indeed, investigators have suggested that the causes of depression are multiple and multi-factorial. With these considerations in mind, in this article we examine the hypothesis that our inability to identify the causes of depressive disorders is because… CONTINUE READING