Depression can be triggered by a variety of causes: setbacks or disappointments in life, loss, divorce or breakup, money worries, academic work or difficulty, or medical illness, etc.

Depression is a result of physical changes in the brain, and an imbalance of a chemical which carries signals in your brain and nerves. Some causes of depression include: family history and genetics; trauma and stress (like financial problems, a breakup, a loss, graduating from school, getting married, or starting a new job); a pessimistic living environment: baixa autoestima; poor body image. Physical conditions and medical conditions can contribute to depression because they bring on physical weakness and stress, often a bad combination where one feeds the other.

Depression can affect anybody, though gender and age are a factor. Women are two times more likely to suffer depression than men, partially because of a higher level of hormonal change. Men, while less likely to get depressed, seek help less and are more often undiagnosed which can lead to substance abuse or suicide.

Depression is very treatable and over 80% of most serious depressions can be helped. To find out your diagnosis and your options, speak with your doctor immediately. Há ajuda e esperança disponíveis. Many people living with depression try to harm themselves because they believe that they are “stuck this way forever”. This isn’t true; your situation can change. As coisas vão melhorar. Taking the first step by deciding to get treatment. It will make a big difference.

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