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What predisposes someone to major depression?
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
15 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple Factors
There are several factors that may increase the risk of depression.
One of these is a strong family history of severe depression. Also, negative life experiences such as trauma, abuse, and multiple losses can increase this risk. Chronic pain and other medical conditions can play a role, as well as the abuse of substances such as alcohol and illegal drugs.

In brief: Multiple Factors
There are several factors that may increase the risk of depression.
One of these is a strong family history of severe depression. Also, negative life experiences such as trauma, abuse, and multiple losses can increase this risk. Chronic pain and other medical conditions can play a role, as well as the abuse of substances such as alcohol and illegal drugs.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depression
Biopsychosocial factors, mainly genetic (biological), self concept & esteem issues (psychological) and stress (social).
This is one model, simplified to explain causes of depression.

In brief: Depression
Biopsychosocial factors, mainly genetic (biological), self concept & esteem issues (psychological) and stress (social).
This is one model, simplified to explain causes of depression.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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