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What in your life can cause depression?

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Big changes, even good things, like moving or graduating, could make you depressed. Others include:

  • A new job
  • Loss of employment or income
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Retirement
  • Having a baby

From: Are You at Risk for Depression? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Depression in Older Adults: What it is and how to get help."

National Institute on Aging: "Don't Let the Blues Hang Around."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression: What Every Woman Should Know."

American Psychiatric Association.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000.

Fieve, R, MD. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Depression."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Depression."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on September 05, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Depression in Older Adults: What it is and how to get help."

National Institute on Aging: "Don't Let the Blues Hang Around."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Depression: What Every Woman Should Know."

American Psychiatric Association.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR , American Psychiatric Pub, 2000.

Fieve, R, MD. Rodale Books, 2006. Bipolar II,

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Depression."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Depression."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on September 05, 2019

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