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What causes depression?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Psychiatry
11 doctors agree
In brief: Multitude of things
A question surely pondered thru the ages.
Some people are born with a genetic predisposition and a strong family hty. Drug and alcohol abuse can cause depression. Prolonged exposure to stress can make the most resilient among us depressed. Medical depression may be related to inflammatory cytokines which travel from site of illness to brain (e.G mult. Sclerosis can present with depression).

In brief: Multitude of things
A question surely pondered thru the ages.
Some people are born with a genetic predisposition and a strong family hty. Drug and alcohol abuse can cause depression. Prolonged exposure to stress can make the most resilient among us depressed. Medical depression may be related to inflammatory cytokines which travel from site of illness to brain (e.G mult. Sclerosis can present with depression).
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
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Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depression
Can be caused by many factors including a difficult life situation, health problems, use of alcohol or drugs, chemical imbalance, head trauma, etc.
Also, there are different types of depression.

In brief: Depression
Can be caused by many factors including a difficult life situation, health problems, use of alcohol or drugs, chemical imbalance, head trauma, etc.
Also, there are different types of depression.
Dr. John Chavez
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depression
Biggest controversy about depression in the past has been whether it is physically caused or related to interpersonal issues better addressed via psychotherapy as opposed to medication.
Nowadays, due to the successful treatements with medication most people believe that the causes are physiological, however, the psychological implications and the need for psychotherapy is also seen as important.

In brief: Depression
Biggest controversy about depression in the past has been whether it is physically caused or related to interpersonal issues better addressed via psychotherapy as opposed to medication.
Nowadays, due to the successful treatements with medication most people believe that the causes are physiological, however, the psychological implications and the need for psychotherapy is also seen as important.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Dr. Barbara Lavi
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