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Life changes and long term stress is often cited as common triggers for depression. Some people are genetically more prone to depression triggers than others.

Here is a listing of many common depression triggers:

  • Grieving the death of a loved one
  • Major life change such as a divorce, children leaving, retirement, losing a job.
  • Long-term stress
  • Having or recovering from a major injury or illness
  • Recently having a baby (post-partum depression)
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Using illegal drugs
  • Certain medications
  • Certain medical or health conditions

One Comment

  1. Erendira
    2:15 am on September 3rd, 2012

    There’s a small and excellent onnile depression support group called Depression Hangout that is always open to anyone who is struggling with mental health problems (not just depression). It’s run in its own chaotic way by its members who meet regularly in the chat room and it’s a great place to seek and provide help and support, make new friends and even just have a laugh. (We all need that too!) To join just go to depressionhangout-dot-blogspot-dot-com.

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