8 Things You Should Know About Depression
Being female, having a history of depression in your family, or suffering a traumatic event can increase your risk of suffering from depression. Other factors, such as having low self-esteem, being without basic necessities due to poverty, or abusing drugs alcohol can also lead to depressive symptoms. Even what is typically a happy event – the birth of a child, graduating from college, or changing jobs – can trigger depression among both women and men.
— Last Modified: 07/09/2012, First Published: 05/09/2011