There are four known causes of depression: Biological, which has to do with the chemical levels in the brain, Genetically, which is when depression is inherited from a parent, Environment, which has to do with stress, trauma and other aspects, or a Medical Condition such as Parkinson’s disease or Cancer.
Treatment usually begins at the doctor’s office- a full physical examination done by a physician, then a psychological examination done by a physician, a psychiatrist, or a psychologist. Depending on the evaluation results either an anti-depressant such as cymbalta or Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) will be prescribed.
An estimated 17 million American adult’s suffer from clinical depression. There are six known types of this disorder: depression in adolescents, Bipolar depression, depression in the elderly, Dysthymia, Major depression, and postpartum depression.
Seven out of one hundred people suffer from depression after the age of 18 in their life. Suicide