Causes of Depression

Depression is nothing but a mental illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. Thus causes of depression are different and it depends on people and type of depression that a person suffers from. There are too many causes of depression.

Depression can happen at any stage of life from childhood to elderly. Some common causes of depression,

  • Dangerous or unsafe environment in family
  • Being neglected from closed one in early life
  • Traumatic experiences late in life
  • One important cause is the loss of job
  • Death of loved one
  • Because of financial problem extreme stress
  • Poor self-confidence
  • Side effects of some other medicine that lead to depression
  • Frequently feeling physical illness
  • Feeling homesickness
  • Hormonal changes always affect on mood that lead to depression
  • Frequently taking drug or alcohol

Causes of Women Depression

As compared to men, more women suffer from depression. Hormonal factors are main cause of depression in women. This hormonal factor includes postpartum period, pregnancy, miscarriage, pre-menopause, menopause, menstrual cycle changes. Some of them face responsibility problem both in office and also in home. And that result into depression. Most of the women take tension about their children, sometimes about their husband also.

Many women have postpartum depression after birth of baby. Hormonal and physical changes are main cause of postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is common in women. Some women suffer from "baby blues". Baby blues happen just after the birth of baby and postpartum can happen within one year after the birth of baby.

Emotional support from her family members, husband and her friends are important when she is in depression. Depression requires treatment. So contact with your doctor or your medical health care provider as early as possible when you get symptoms of depression.

Causes of Men Depression

Although men are less likely to suffer from depression, but the rate of suicide in men is four times that of women. There are different reasons of depression for women and men. Main causes of men depression is alcohol or drug. Some people work excessively for long hours. In depression, women feel hopelessness or helpless whereas men become angry, irritable and discouraged.

In depression, men need encouragement and support from family and friends. Employee assistance is also important at work place. Take depression seriously because it requires treatment.

Depression in Elderly

It is not right that only elderly people are in depression. Even we can say mostly older people feel satisfied. Main causes of depression in elderly is some problems in their family. Elder people become hopeless, sad, and loss of interest.

Causes of Depression in Children

Recently from two decades, depression in children has been increasing. Depressed child feels sick. He or she refuses to go to school. He or she is negative and feel misunderstood. When teacher feel that the child's behavior is not well then parent has to get child out of depression.

Three Most Important Factors of Depression

  • Biological Causes An imbalance of neurotransmitters is one biological cause of depression. Neurotransmitters are brain cells that are required for communication with one other. Transmitters used for communication are serotonin and norepinephrine. Deficiency in serotonin may cause sleep problems, irritability, and anxiety. Deficiency in norepinephrine may cause fatigue and depressed mood of the illness.
  • Genetic Causes Science Technology proves that genetic play role in depression. Family link is also considered in depression. Suppose there is an identical twin. If one twin suffers from depression, then definitely other one is suffered from depression.
  • Environmental Causes

Causes of Major Depression

Rate of depression of women are twice as men. In children, rate of depression in boys and girls is same.

  • Hopelessness
  • Feeling worthlessness
  • Depressed mood
  • More stress
  • Divorced person have more chances of depression
  • Heriditary reasons are also responsible for this

Causes of Bipolar Depression

Equal number of men and women suffer from bipolar depression. But in major depression, more women suffer than men.

There are two main causes of bipolar depression and that includes previous episode and heredity. Previous episode means that suppose you have depression previously then there is more chances of you suffering from it again. And in hereditary, people whose relatives suffer from depression they may get depression just because of hereditary.

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