DOI: 10.52982/lkj238

Abstract: In this article, the author attempts to conceptualize depressive disorders from the perspective of positive and transcultural psychotherapy (PPT), referring to the main assumptions of this approach and his own experience as a psychotherapist and psychiatrist. In part one, the etiology, symptomatology and cultural and social conditions of depressive disorders are reflected upon, with the idea of systematizing and operationalizing them.

Keywords: etiology of depression, symptomatology of depression, balance model, psychodynamic conflicts in depression, Positive Psychotherapy