What causes Depression?
How to get through Depression
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Herbal remedies for Depression
Depression in Childhood
Depression in Men & Women
St John's Wort for Depression
How is Depression Gauged?
Diet and Depression
What Causes Depression
There are many known causes of depression. The depression can be psychological, making the person have a low mood and constantly worried and/or upset. It can also affect your mood as it affects the hormones which control your feelings and moods. Mood swings are associated with some types of depression and it is the hormonal imbalance which can lead to depression.
This is a type of illness that affects the body in a mental and physical way.
It can lower self esteem and the way a person conducts themselves. Many people think that anyone with depression, can ‘just get over it if they want’ but it is not so simple. Depression is an illness.
Like many other illnesses, it needs to be treated before things can get better. Nowadays, there is much help at hand for sufferers.
These hormonal imbalances can be triggered by an unhappy event. Sometimes, depression is thought to be genetic, especially if there is a history of depression in the family. But usually, it is the genes combined with other environmental factors which can lead to the depression.
It is known that women often suffer from depression more than men. His can be aided due to the different hormone levels a women experiences at different stages such as menstrual cycles, pregnancy, menopause and other similar bodily changes.
Depression can stem from other illnesses such as an under active thyroid, a stroke, anemia or diabetes. Usually, it is caused from the sheer stress of having one of these illnesses or other similar illnesses.
Depression can be a side effect of some prescription medicines. It could also stem from lifestyle such as lack of exercise and poor sleeping patterns. These things on there own are not healthy and by adding depression on top will not lead to happiness.
Other life changes such as change of address, job change, financial problems or a relationship break up can lead to depression.