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'''Marital situation'''- Women who are unhappily married, divorced, or separated, have higher rates of clinical depression. The rates are lower for those who are happily married
 
'''Marital situation'''- Women who are unhappily married, divorced, or separated, have higher rates of clinical depression. The rates are lower for those who are happily married
   
'''Age'''- Inital onset of clinical depression usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 50, however people over the age of 65 may be especially vulnerable.
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{{Main|Depression and physical illness}}
   
 
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*Low self-esteem
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'''Behavioural factors'''
 
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*Excess weight
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*Alcohol misuse
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[[Depression - Causes]]
 
[[Depression - Causes]]
   
==References & Bibliography==
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==References & Bibliography==
==Key texts==
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Main article: Clinical depression

Risk factors increase the likelihood of getting depression, but does not mean you will get it. Conversely,the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard against getting depression. These factors do not seem to be neccessarily a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way

Factors that have been implicated are

Recent life event - Job loss, financial difficulties, long periods of unemployment, the loss of a spouse or other family member, divorce or the end of a committed relationship, or other traumatic events may trigger depression. Long-term stress at home, work, or school can also be involved.

Main article: Depression - Life events


Family history

  • Family history of mood disorders
  • Family history of depression
  • Family history of bipolar disorder
Main article: Depression - Genetic factors

Gender

  • Being female
Main article: Depression in women
Main article: Depression in men

Marital situation- Women who are unhappily married, divorced, or separated, have higher rates of clinical depression. The rates are lower for those who are happily married

Age- Initial onset of clinical depression usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 50, however people over the age of 65 may be especially vulnerable.

Main article: Depression in older adults

Physical illness

  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
Main article: Depression and physical illness

Psychological factors

  • Low self-esteem


Behavioural factors

  • Excess weight
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Tobacco use
  • Quitting smoking

See alsoEdit

Depression - Causes

References & BibliographyEdit

Key textsEdit

BooksEdit

PapersEdit

  • Lewinsohn PM, Hoberman HH, Rosenbaum M. A prospective study of risk factors for unipolar depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1988; 97(3): 251 64.


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