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Can anxiety depression suddenly develop without a trigger?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Lots of medical issues can cause this.
See your family doctor to rule out things like thyroid problems. If medically cleared, have a psychiatric evaluation. Many psychiatric illnesses are biological illness that seem to come out of nowhere. This is not your fault! and there is help!

In brief: Yes

Lots of medical issues can cause this.
See your family doctor to rule out things like thyroid problems. If medically cleared, have a psychiatric evaluation. Many psychiatric illnesses are biological illness that seem to come out of nowhere. This is not your fault! and there is help!
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry

In brief: At times, yes.

Anxiety and depression have genetic predispositions in some families or individuals.
Most anxiety and depression have a stressor or trigger that brings it to light.Folks with no genetic load tend to resolve the two fairly quickly without help. On occasion there are no known triggers. A genetic load drives them. Triggers plus genetics seems to cause the most severe responses. Family history rules.

In brief: At times, yes.

Anxiety and depression have genetic predispositions in some families or individuals.
Most anxiety and depression have a stressor or trigger that brings it to light.Folks with no genetic load tend to resolve the two fairly quickly without help. On occasion there are no known triggers. A genetic load drives them. Triggers plus genetics seems to cause the most severe responses. Family history rules.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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