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Causes of Depression

About the causes of depression: environment vs. genetics; secondary to other illness; viral; how brain chemistry controls mood.
  1. Female Hormonal Imbalance
  2. Chronic Pain and Illness (9)
  3. Genetics (6)
  4. Thyroid Disease (5)
  5. Brain Chemistry Imbalance (9)
  6. Grief and Loss (9)
  7. Diet and Nutrition (12)
  8. Drugs That Cause Depression (9)

Depression Causes
The causes of depression are not entirely understood, but are thought to be multi-factorial. Studies indicate that depression is, at least in part, an inherited condition involving abnormalities in neurotransmitter functioning. Although inheritance is an important factor in major depression, it does not account for all cases of depression,...

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Depression?
Poor sleep quality has been associated with depression. But, can sleep disorders like sleep apnea also cause depression?

Consequences of Bullying Girls
When it comes to bullying, girls may be at higher risk for substance use if they also experience depressive symptoms.

Moving, Depression and Your Child
This article explores moving and depression in your child. Some research has shown that certain factors like, changing schools, leaving friends, divorce in the family and past depression can increase the risk of depression in your child. There are tips for parents for helping make the transition easier for their child. Parents should be aware of...

Cyberbullying and Depression
Learn how to keep your child safe from cyberbullying. Learn about different ways that bullies may use the internet to harass your child. Learn tips to keep your child safe on the Internet.

Depression Risk Factors
An overview of the most common risk factors associated with major depression.

Depression and Sleep Issues in Children
Depression and sleep issues are commonly associated with childhood depression. In fact, sleep problems may be present in up to three-quarters of depression cases in children and adolescents.

Grief and Depression in Children
Parents often wonder how to know if their child is depressed or grieving and when to go to a mental health provider for help. This article will help you recognize the differences between the two and decide if your child needs professional assistance coping with his feelings.

Depression and Labile Self Esteem
Labile self-esteem has been shown to be a risk factor for developing depression in children. It refers to a constantly changing sense of self-esteem.

What Is Attributional Style and How Does It Relate to Depression?
Attributional style may be an important factor in depression in children and adolescents. It may contribute to the course and recurrence of depression.

Stress and Depression in Children
The Diathesis-Stress model explains how some children are simply more vulnerable to depression as a result of negative events or stresses like the loss of a parent, disappointment, or perceived failure. Concerned parents should be aware of their child's vulnerability to stress and seek early or preventative treatment.

What Is Learned Helplessness?
Learned helplessness is a behavior that may be an important part of depression in children, teens, and adults. Some research shows that simple therapeutic interventions may temporarily reverse its effects.

The Importance of a Child's Social Identity
A social identity is an important part of a child's self-worth, and when lost, questioned, or threatened, may increase their risk for experiencing depression.

What Causes Depression?
A discussion of the potential causes and risk factors for major depression.

Can Depression Make Your Period Late?
Learn more about how stress and depression can affect the delicate monthly interplay of your female hormones.

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