10 doctors weighed in:

How are stress and trauma related to depression?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Physical, Emotional

Severe traumatic events are known to cause a variety of chemcial changes in the brain that can be linked to emotional problems such as depression.
In addition, and probably connected to the chemical changes, it is well known that trauma can negatively affect a person's outlook concerning the world and his/her future. This can also lead to depressive symptoms.

In brief: Physical, Emotional

Severe traumatic events are known to cause a variety of chemcial changes in the brain that can be linked to emotional problems such as depression.
In addition, and probably connected to the chemical changes, it is well known that trauma can negatively affect a person's outlook concerning the world and his/her future. This can also lead to depressive symptoms.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
Thank
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be causes of it.

Depression can be a direct result of any type of stress including trauma - physical, emotional, sexual trauma to name some.
Stress is personal. What stresses one person may not stress another. Stress isn't always something bad - getting married, having children, changing jobs, moving - can be stressful. What happens under stress (including trauma) can cause depression & may need professional help.

In brief: Can be causes of it.

Depression can be a direct result of any type of stress including trauma - physical, emotional, sexual trauma to name some.
Stress is personal. What stresses one person may not stress another. Stress isn't always something bad - getting married, having children, changing jobs, moving - can be stressful. What happens under stress (including trauma) can cause depression & may need professional help.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors