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What central nervous system illnesses can lead to depression?

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Depression can result from many illnesses and injuries that affect your central nervous system. Examples include:

  • Central nervous system tumors
  • Head trauma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Syphilis
  • Various cancers (pancreas, prostate, breast)

From: Tests Used to Diagnose Depression WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Depression?"

Food and Drug Administration: "The Lowdown on Depression."

Mental Health America: Mpower: "Facts about Depression and Suicide."

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

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

The Journal of the American Medical Association . “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Vol. 315, No. 4, January 26, 2016.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 13, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "What is Depression?"

Food and Drug Administration: "The Lowdown on Depression."

Mental Health America: Mpower: "Facts about Depression and Suicide."

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

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

The Journal of the American Medical Association . “Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults,” Vol. 315, No. 4, January 26, 2016.

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on April 13, 2018

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