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Every year, about one in four people in the UK may experience some kind of mental health problem. Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental health disorder, although many cases are not severe enough to require specific treatment. Mental health problems include eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction to drugs and alcohol, personality disorders, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mental illness and psychological disorders have good treatment options with medications, psychotherapy or other treatments.

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Causes of depression

Depression affects different people in different ways, and will have a variety of causes. These can range from a single trigger, such as bereavement, or there may be a downward spiral as more things seem to go wrong.



Whatever the reason, always seem medical advice about depression.

What are the main factors that cause depression?

There are a number of factors that may increase the chance of depression, including the following:

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