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What cause depression?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Causes of depression

Include a genetic component that increases your risk when a blood relative has depression, distressing experiences combined with dysfunctional negative thinking and beliefs, and behaviors that contribute to withdrawing socially & reducing pleasurable & rewarding activities.
Cultivating an optimistic, resilient attitude that sees problems as solvable challenges help prevent depression.

In brief: Causes of depression

Include a genetic component that increases your risk when a blood relative has depression, distressing experiences combined with dysfunctional negative thinking and beliefs, and behaviors that contribute to withdrawing socially & reducing pleasurable & rewarding activities.
Cultivating an optimistic, resilient attitude that sees problems as solvable challenges help prevent depression.
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Dr. Shah Nawaz
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many factors

There are many factors that can cause depression hormonal imbalance chemical imbalance social stress psychological stress family history biological history .
Depression is common word need to define and make full assesment what kind of depression person has.

In brief: Many factors

There are many factors that can cause depression hormonal imbalance chemical imbalance social stress psychological stress family history biological history .
Depression is common word need to define and make full assesment what kind of depression person has.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depression etiology

I agree with dr. Stewart's response.
Simply put, causes are; biopsychosocial.

In brief: Depression etiology

I agree with dr. Stewart's response.
Simply put, causes are; biopsychosocial.
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depression

Depression can be a predisposition genetically, and can be a function of major life adverse events such as divorce, death of a loved one, job loss, - many more.

In brief: Depression

Depression can be a predisposition genetically, and can be a function of major life adverse events such as divorce, death of a loved one, job loss, - many more.
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Three types

Most common cause for depression is reaction to a sudden bad event.
This may be severe but recovers with time. There is more chronic depression that causes problems with sleep and appetite and poor motivation. This can respond to counseling and medications. More severe is pathological depression that can be familial and lead to suicide. This demands professional help.

In brief: Three types

Most common cause for depression is reaction to a sudden bad event.
This may be severe but recovers with time. There is more chronic depression that causes problems with sleep and appetite and poor motivation. This can respond to counseling and medications. More severe is pathological depression that can be familial and lead to suicide. This demands professional help.
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