Who first discovered major depression?

Answer The Egyptians first recognized the state of depression and the power of suggestion as a remedy. However, Hippocrates was the first physician to give the ailment a name and offer medical treatment. ... Read More »

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Who discovered depression&when?

Ancient Egyptians were the first recorded culture to diagnose and try to treat depression, but they called it a "dryness of the heart" or a "kneeling of the mind."Ancient Greeks and MelancholyHippo... Read More »

Who discovered manic depression?

The symptoms of manic depression were first noticed by Aretaeus of Cappadocia, though they were not published until 1650 in Richard Burton's book, "The Anatomy of Melancholia." Jules Falret coined ... Read More »

When was freezing point depression discovered?

It's hard to say when freezing point depression was "officially" discovered. It was first documented by the ancient Greeks of Aristotle's time (384-322 B.C.) and observed by Joseph Black in the 176... Read More »

What are the two major causes of depression?

The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that at least 5 to 8 percent of the American population suffers from depression. Depression can result from a variety of factors (i.e. substance abus... Read More »