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How do I know if I am at risk for depression?

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Depression is more common if you have illnesses, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, HIV, or stroke. Treating depression can sometimes improve these conditions.

And you are at risk for depression if you:

  • Have had an episode of depression before
  • Have family members with depression
  • Are at a low-income level

From: Depression in Men WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  

Cochran, S. , 2003.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Depression in Men." 

National Institutes of Mental Health: "Men and Depression." 

Zimmerman, M. , 2006.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

Gotlib I, Hammen C. , Guilford Press, 2002.  Handbook of Depression

World Health Organization: "Is Depression a Disease of Poverty?" 

Rupke, S. January 1, 2006.  American Family Physician,

Mann, J. 2005.  New England Journal of Medicine,

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression in Men."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 18, 2019

SOURCES:  

Cochran, S. , 2003.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Depression in Men." 

National Institutes of Mental Health: "Men and Depression." 

Zimmerman, M. , 2006.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

Gotlib I, Hammen C. , Guilford Press, 2002.  Handbook of Depression

World Health Organization: "Is Depression a Disease of Poverty?" 

Rupke, S. January 1, 2006.  American Family Physician,

Mann, J. 2005.  New England Journal of Medicine,

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression in Men."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 18, 2019

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