Causes of depression

In today's world we are struggling with a variety of situations that cause tension, stress, fear and withdrawal. The loss of a loved one, a car accident, job loss, loneliness, and rejection of others may cause a decrease our mood and, consequently, contribute to the development of depressive disorders. According to the World Health Organization, depression is one of the most serious diseases and includes up to 10% of the world's population. First of all, the primary reason of depression is that it can be biologically determined (it is endogenous or unipolar depression). If the substrate is psychological then it is exogenous depression, reactive one.

The first type of depression concerns biological disorders for which responsible are neurotransmitters, namely: serotonin and norepinephrine. If in the family of the patient there already was depression, there is a high probability of disease. The second type of depression, which is associated with a very stressful experience like death of a child, accident, divorce, incurable disease. It is also worth to keep in mind that most psychiatric disorders result in the development of somatic diseases. Therefore, the development of depression is the result of these diseases, or it may arise spontaneously. The causes of depression can be varied, so you should keep this in mind and to trust an experienced psychotherapist.

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