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Most Common Causes of Depression

For some people, they can pinpoint the reason as to why they're suffering from depression. The loss of a loved one or a breakup may cause a person to feel depressed. However, many sufferers are unsure as to why they are feeling depressed. The reasons for depression are not one size fits all.

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Scientists believe that genetics play a role in determining if a person will develop depression. Individuals who have a family history of depression are more likely to suffer from the disease.

Your age plays a factor, as well. The elderly are more likely to suffer — factors such as living alone or minimal social support ups chances of feeling depressed when you grow older. Your gender also plays a role when it comes to depression. Women are twice as likely to develop depression compared to men. Scientists are unclear as to why this is the case. However, studies suggest the various hormonal changes women experience throughout their lives may play a role.

Various health conditions sometimes lead to depression. People suffering from the following have a higher chance of developing depression:

  1. Stroke
  2. Chronic Pain
  3. Cancer
  4. Thyroid Problems
  5. Heart Disease

If the health condition doesn't cause depression, then the medication may. The side effect of some medicines is depression.

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