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Depression Causes

Many factors may play a role in depression, including genetics, brain biology and chemistry, and life events such as trauma, loss of a loved one, a difficult relationship, an early childhood experience, or any stressful situation.

Depression can happen at any age, but often begins in the...

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Overview. There are multiple factors that contribute to causing depression. However, very often, the first time a person experiences depression, it is during or following a stressful life event such as a breakup, move or job loss. In some cases, if a person’s depressed mood is primarily due to a...
Overview. It is common that a stressful life event triggers a person’s first episode of depression. Although the death of a loved one can be one of the most stressful experiences a person goes through, not everyone experiences depression after a loss and the relationship between loss and depression...
Traumatic events are events in which individuals perceive the physical and/or emotional safety of themselves or loved ones to be threatened. Traumatic events can be single-events such as a serious car accident or being robbed at gunpoint. They may also be longer lasting events that unfold over...