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I'm interested to hear, who here thinks that depression is mostly caused by external factors and life stressors?, or do you think it's mostly caused purely by chemical imbalance/genetics?, or a combination of both, or either/or. Personally I think that it can be either/or, or a combination of both.
 

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I'm interested to hear, who here thinks that depression is mostly caused by external factors and life stressors?, or do you think it's mostly caused purely by chemical imbalance/genetics?, or a combination of both, or either/or. Personally I think that it can be either/or, or a combination of both.
I think after experiencing a lot of stress, you can become depressed. Some people seem to be predispositioned to depression, like me.
 

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Often times when we feel like we lack control or are loosing control over our lives depression comes a' knockin'. Change the way you think you must young one.

 

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I'm pretty sure my depression is just a symptom of how SA is affecting my life. Once deal with it then the depression should subside, hopefully, and I can come off the medication.
 

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Anyone can become clinically depressed under the right circumstances (think bereavement). But people with recurrent depressions have a genetic predisposition. Both biology and environment both play key roles.
 

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I'm interested to hear, who here thinks that depression is mostly caused by external factors and life stressors?, or do you think it's mostly caused purely by chemical imbalance/genetics?, or a combination of both, or either/or. Personally I think that it can be either/or, or a combination of both.
I agree that its either/or or a combination of both. In my case its both.
 

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I think that it is caused by external factors, but some people are more susceptible to it than others because of genetics. I also think medication or abrupt hormone level changes make people more susceptible to it.
 
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