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Explaining depression: neuroscience is not enough, evolution is essential 

Explaining depression: neuroscience is not enough, evolution is essential
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Explaining depression: neuroscience is not enough, evolution is essential
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Randolph M. Nesse

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10.1093/med/9780199533077.003.0003
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date: 22 November 2017

Chapter 3 discusses why neuroscience provides proximate explanations based on mechanisms, but why a full biological explanation of depression also requires an evolutionary explanation of the origins and functions of the capacity for low mood, and how failure to recognize that both are essential slows progress.

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