What is depression? Depression can be classified as a mood disorder. It may be described as the feeling of sadness or loss that interferes with a person’s everyday activity.

In recent research, The World Health Organization (WHO) states that across the world, more than 300 million people of all ages live with depression, moreover the (WHO) added that this condition is also “The leading cause of disability worldwide.

Depression is an extremely complex disease , No one knows exactly what causes it, but it can occur for a variety of reasons.

What are the main causes of depression?

°Abuse: past physical , sexual or emotional abuse can increase the vulnerability to depression later life.

°Conflict: Depression can occur in someone who has biological vulnerability to develop depression, it may result from personal conflict, disputes with family members or friends.

°Death or a loss: sadness or grief from death or loss of a loved one, though natural, may increase the risk of depression.

°Other personal problems: problems such as social isolation due to other mental illness or being cast out of a family or social group can contribute to the risk of developing depression.

Treatment of depression

•Talk to someone you trust about it

•Try not to isolate yourself, it makes depression worse

•Adopt healthy habits

•manage stress and anxiety

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