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One in four people in the UK will experience some kind of mental health problem each year. Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental health disorder in the UK. Mental health problems include social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction to drugs and alcohol and personality disorders. 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 seek 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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