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What are the causes, symptoms of depression?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Causes and symptoms

Depression can result from stressors, chronic stress, substances, genetics, among other things.
Major depressive episode consists of 4 of the following symptoms lasting greater than two weeks: depressed mood, changes in sleep, lower energy, poor concentration, changes in appetite, feelings of too much guilt, inability to enjoy, moving slower or too fast, racing thoughts, and suicidal thoughts.

In brief: Causes and symptoms

Depression can result from stressors, chronic stress, substances, genetics, among other things.
Major depressive episode consists of 4 of the following symptoms lasting greater than two weeks: depressed mood, changes in sleep, lower energy, poor concentration, changes in appetite, feelings of too much guilt, inability to enjoy, moving slower or too fast, racing thoughts, and suicidal thoughts.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depression

Depression may be related to imbalane of neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine).
Losses, stressors and genetic predisposition can play into as well as being side effects of some medications. Depression sx’s
may include *sad/angry/irritable mood, *low energy level, *lack of motivation, * absence of joy, * feeling helpless or hopeless,* feeling guilty, * low self-esteem,

In brief: Depression

Depression may be related to imbalane of neurotransmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine).
Losses, stressors and genetic predisposition can play into as well as being side effects of some medications. Depression sx’s
may include *sad/angry/irritable mood, *low energy level, *lack of motivation, * absence of joy, * feeling helpless or hopeless,* feeling guilty, * low self-esteem,
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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