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Depression may be our brain's way of telling us to stop and solve a problem
Posted on Feb 15 2017
Business Insider

As fascinating as evolutionary explanations are, it's hard to prove they are correct, especially if they haven't yet been reinforced by other research. The idea that depression might be a biological adaptation rather than a mental disorder is not the consensus of the mental-health community. And even if the hypothesis is correct, it's likely incomplete and doesn't explain all facets of depression.