Friday, September 4, 2015

Causes of Depression

Causes and factors triggering the emergence of depression can vary. A combination of several factors led to the emergence of depression. Depression usually is not caused by one incident.

Depression can occur at any age, but the risk of developing depression increases with age. Here are some of the triggers or causes of depression:
  • Traumatic incident. Many events may lead to depression. People sometimes take a long time to accept the traumatizing events. If you cannot accept it, people will be more at risk of depression. Some examples of events is torture or abuse, death of a loved one, loneliness due to isolation, problems in relationships (marriage, friendship, family, romance, and co-workers), as well as economic hardship.
  • Serious illness. Sometimes depression appear simultaneously or in response to a serious disease. Some chronic and life-threatening diseases can increase the risk of depression. For example HIV / AIDS, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
  • Personality. Feel inferior, too harsh in judging yourself and dependence on others can lead to the emergence of depression. This personality can be passed down from parents. The experiences and the way parents care also plays a role in a person's personality.
  • Heredity or family health history. Having a family with a history of depression, bipolar disorder, alcoholism and suicide may increase the risk of someone suffering from depression.
  • After giving birth. Hormonal and physical changes also in women after childbirth are very influential in the mind-set of the woman. Plus, the addition of responsibilities and a new life because of the baby can also increase the risk of postpartum depression.
  • Alcohol and drugs. Many people trying to escape from the problem with drinking or taking drugs. Precisely, liquor considered a strong depressant drugs that trigger and aggravate depression.
  • Certain drugs. Some medications can increase your risk of depression. E.g. sleeping pills, drugs for hypertension, medications to treat acne and corticosteroids. Ask your doctor about side effects of drugs, and if you want to stop taking medication, ask your doctor first.


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