This paper examines and tries to explain the severe rise of depression in a western society like Denmark, with the conviction that societal norms and values plays a definite role both in the creation and promulgation of depression. Our report will present seven different accounts from different people that tell of their experiences with depression. These are thoroughly analyzed with basis in the sociopsychological theories created by Ehrenberg and Petersen, who theorize that certain factors in our society either contribute to the development of depression, or hinders the attempts to demarcate the diagnosis of depression. In every account we find relatively strong indications that our society partially shares the responsibility for these individuals condition, and furthermore exhibits the paradoxical expectation that it is the individual responsibility to change and not society itself. Especially the properties of marginalisation in connection to depression are discussed, and we find that marginalisation may play a detrimental role in the development and persistence of depression. Finally it is concluded that even though the sociopsychological perspective is not explaining the phenomena of depression completely, it is still a vital tool in the prospect of understanding and thusly remediate the further spread of the disorder.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2017|
|Vejledere||Mina El Moutamid|
- Alain Ehrenberg
- Ander Petersen