Causes of depression

There are a number of causes and here are the main ones:

  • Leading a depressing life
  • Having problems we can't fix
  • Not looking after yourself physically (eating, sleeping, exercising etc.)
  • Being genetically predisposed to depression
  • Going through one or more traumatic experiences
  • Bereavement, or the break up of a relationship
  • Social isolation, lack of friends
  • Arguments
  • Being inclined to see things in a depressing way

Some people tick all of those, that is not uncommon. But just one can be sufficient to cause a high degree of depression. This website addresses all of these causes.