AS@W Antidepressant Skills Workbook: Heling You Deal With Depression
What causes depression?
People become depressed for a wide variety of reasons.
Research has identified a number of factors associated with causing and continuing the depressed state. The diagram below shows the five major factors: situation; thoughts; emotion; physiology; and action. Each of these areas of your life can play a role in the development of depression, and depression itself can have an impact on all of them. On the following pages we consider each of these factors in more detail.

Causes of depression


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