Some types of depression run in families, suggesting that it can be inherited. Whether inherited or not, major depressive disorder affects a significant portion of the population.
People who have low self-esteem and consistently view themselves and the world with pessimism are prone to depression. The same is true for people who are easily overwhelmed by stress. Some external factors can also contribute to a depressive episode. A serious loss, difficult relationship, financial problems, or any stressful change in life can can all lead to depression. Most likely, a combination of genetic, and environmental factors are involved in the onset of a depression. Sometimes the origin of depression has no obvious onset.
A depressive episode is perhaps the most common of all mental health ailments. A depressive episode can strike any of us throughout our lives. Let us help you get things back on track and help you get feeling like yourself again. Our counselors are trained to help you clear the fog of depression. If you or someone you love is feeling inundated by the symptoms of depression, contact us, we can help.