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How do you know if your depression is the result of your circumstances or the result of an imbalance?
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Symptoms
We used 2say if u knew the cause it was exogenous & u needed therapy if it came out of the blue it was endogenous & u needed meds.
Now the thinking is if you have the symptoms of clinical depression u need meds even if you know what brought it on. Combination of cbt therapy & meds is best in most cases.

In brief: Symptoms
We used 2say if u knew the cause it was exogenous & u needed therapy if it came out of the blue it was endogenous & u needed meds.
Now the thinking is if you have the symptoms of clinical depression u need meds even if you know what brought it on. Combination of cbt therapy & meds is best in most cases.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Evaluation
If you are depressed, you should see your pcp or a mental health professional.
It is sometimes difficult to determine the exact cause of depression. It can be situational and due to a myriad of things. It can be due to medical/biological causes such as hypothyroidism or medications you may be taking. Plase see your pcp or other and discuss thoroughly. Bring all meds in. My best 2 u!

In brief: Evaluation
If you are depressed, you should see your pcp or a mental health professional.
It is sometimes difficult to determine the exact cause of depression. It can be situational and due to a myriad of things. It can be due to medical/biological causes such as hypothyroidism or medications you may be taking. Plase see your pcp or other and discuss thoroughly. Bring all meds in. My best 2 u!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Thank
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Traditional thinking has been that depression is an imbalance of brain chemicals. It is much more complex than that. What is true is the depression being caused by circumstances or some type of imbalance is onlymhalf of the issue. Family (genetic) history and health (medical) history are just as relevant. All of those factors have to be taken into consideration when treating depression.
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