Examine the factors that contribute to mood disorders.

Question

As with most psychological disorders, a variety of factors have been implicated in the cause of mood disorders. Examine the factors that contribute to mood disorders.

General advice

You are asked to examine the factors that contribute to mood disorders. It has been noted that depression and anxiety may share a common, genetically determined biological vulnerability (Barlow, 2002, as cited in Barlow & Durand, 2015). More generally, researchers have identified biological, psychological, and social factorsthat seem to be strongly implicated in mood disorders (Barlow & Durand, 2015)