Is Depression Genetic? - Factors & Predisposition


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What is depression?

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1. What is the major criteria that determines a depressive episode?

2. Approximately how many people in America experience depression?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what depression is and symptoms related to this condition. Of particular focus is how genetic factors relate to depression.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Depression and its symptoms
  • Criteria that determines a depressive episode
  • Number of Americans affected by depression
  • Percentage of depression caused by genetics

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related depression lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the symptoms of depression
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the criteria that is used to determine a depressive episode

Additional Learning

To learn more about depression, review the lesson titled Is Depression Genetic? - Factors & Predisposition. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what depression is and how many Americans are affected by it
  • Review how depression affects the brain
  • Recall the symptoms of depression
  • Learn about the different factors that can cause depression
  • Understand how depression can be predisposed