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Can you get depression for no reason?

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Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Depressed no reason?: When anyone becomes clinically depressed, there is usually a reason. You may not know the exact reason, but something is going on; whether it be a precipitating event or a neurochemical, or medical reason.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Therapy?: Depression pesents differently for different people. Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.

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Last updated Jan 19, 2019

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