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Causes of Depression



Causes of Depression : loss? mode of life (i.e. the way you are actually living your life)? brain chemistry? others, etc? :scratcheshead: "Why am I depressed?"


Well-known member
Nov 22, 2014
Try anti depressants. If they don't work well then try counselling or vice versa.

There are many roots to depression. Personality disorder, trauma, environment and chemical.


Aug 11, 2010
Crouch Hill/ Finsbury Park, London
probably all of these Dave, and more, just getting back into this forum after a long time, and after hitting rock bottom last week with what I can only describe as a 'mental breakdown', so forgive me if my comments are not fully worked out, I also need to familiarise myself with navigating this site better


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Jul 19, 2010
middle earth
Can be all sorts of things - family environment growing up, relationships (or lack of them), job, where you live, psycho spiritual (as CPU said), alcohol / drug related, resiliance to things, situation...... all sorts of things.

What causes it for one person may not cause it for another. We all react in different ways to things, so what will affect one person wont affect another. It could be any number of things.

If you want to find the cause of your depression, rather than just try and feel better with meds, then counselling or some other sort of therapy would probably work better. It can help you understand yourself, why you work the way you do, how the stuff you've been through has affected you - all that stuff.
Then you're in a better position to know what triggers you off, or make changes if needed.
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