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Depression Might Be a Biological Survival Strategy

Depression Might Be a Biological Survival Strategy

More and more researchers across specialties are questioning our current definitions of depression. Biological anthropologists have argued that depression is an adaptive response to adversity and not a mental disorder.

According to the Polyvagal Theory of the autonomic nervous system, depression is part of a biological defense strategy meant to help us survive. This biological strategy is called immobilization, and it manifests in the mind and the body with a set of symptoms we call depression.

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