Adding to the wealth of neurobiological research that supports the human givens theory of depression is this Stanford study (reported here as the 'Exact cause of depression revealed') on how neural motivation pathways are found to be depleted in severely depressed brains.
But is this really the exact 'cause' of depression? We wouldn't say so. When you look at the bigger picture, it's obvious that what happens in the brain is not the first step in the cycle of depression. Something has to happen to make those motivation pathways exhausted in the first place, and the authors of this research might benefit from a bigger organising idea to make sense of the data which, as we shall see, provides implications beyond drug treatment for lifting depression.
why-we-dream.com - the expectation fulfilment theory of dreaming sheds light on so many previously unexplained topics from dreaming, and hypnosis to psychosis and why we forget our dreams.
lift-depression.com - focusing on treating depression, this website covers the link between REM sleep and depression.
humangivenscollege.com/courses/cycle-of-depression - effective, evidence based training on understanding the cycle of depression from Human Givens College.