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A 49-year-old member asked:

What's your opinion on causes depression and anxiety?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
Multifactorial: Causes of depression and anxiety can be multifactorial such as : having a positive family history , brain chemistry changes, medical illnesses (i.E thyroid disease), side effects from medications, major life stressors, substance use/abuse and history of abuse/trauma.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What's your opinion on causes depression?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Multiple causes: Depression has complex & multiple causes. Some include: genetic linkages, in that it's more common in some families than others, along with alcoholism. Risk is 1.5-3 times greater if you have a 1st degree relative w/depression. Also medications like beta-blockers, and medical conditions like hypothyroidism. Histories of trauma & abuse; substance abuse; loss & death; social conflict & isolation.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What should I do if your small penis causes you to have depression and anxiety?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't let it!!: First off get reality perspective. So many guys are focused on their penis size! you'd think that half the men in america had micro penises but the number of guy that write in about it. Talk to your physician - your penis size may be within normal limits. Second- learn to accept what you have. I have yet to meet a woman who judged the quality of love making by the size of the man's penis.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Does depression and anxiety cause shortness of breath?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Yes,: severe anxiety can cause shortness of breath. There are other possibilities, so if you are experiencing acute symptoms, please get evaluated by your doc.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the leading causes of depression and anxiety in women?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Multiple: Risk for developing depression & anxiety may involve the combination of multiple genes with environmental and other factors. Family history of depression & anxiety is commonly found with women w/these disorders, but isn't a hard or fast rule. Losing a parent before age 10, hormonal changes throughout life, current losses, medical illnesses, & life & relationship stresses all can contribute.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Does anxiety cause depression?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
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Psychiatry 40 years experience
Doesn't help: Relentless anxiety a risk factor for depression.

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