The causes of depression are not fully known. Most likely a combination of genetic, biologic, and environmental factors play a role.
Because depression often runs in families, it appears that a genetic component is involved. Studies have found that close relatives of patients with depression are two to six times more likely to develop the condition than individuals without a family history.
The basic biologic causes of depression are strongly linked to...Read more
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The effects of hormones and neutransmitters as they relate to mania and depression are extremely complex and far beyond the scope of a... Read more »
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In October of 2010, Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) was approved by the FDA for the treatment of chronic Migraine. This prompted many... Read more »
Asperger’s syndrome (AS) is usually diagnosed based on the lack of social skills, which makes diagnosing it in young children difficult.... Read more »
Altered neurotransmitter (serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine) levels are responsible for clinical depression symptoms in many people. Diets low... Read more »