Rabu, 10 Februari 2010

Various Factors Cause Depression

Health experts has long been understood that in many cases, depression does not stand alone. Often depression is the result of biological factors, psychology, life full of stress and trauma shadows.

What are the causes of depression?

- Biology
The researchers are still figuring out what causes depression. Some experts said that depression occurs because of imbalance in brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Antidepressant drugs usually work to balance these neurotransmitters.

Some experts believe depression in a person affected by genetic factors. If there is a history of family members, it becomes a big risk factor. Another factor that contributed was the health condition. Research shows people who have a history of heart attack risk 65 percent were depressed.

Another factor that can not be changed is the gender. Women two times more likely to experience depression. Hormonal changes that occur in the life cycle of women (menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause) take effect mentioned.

- Psychology
Research shows people who have a pessimistic character is more chance of experiencing depression.

- Life is stressful
Depressed people generally have melawati hard times. Loss of family who died, convicted of a serious illness, divorce, and other experiences that lead to trauma can trigger depression.

- Drugs
Various types of prescription drugs can cause symptoms of depression.

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