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Why do I have depression?

17 Answers
Last Updated: 12/02/2019 at 8:04am
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I believe that depression can feel all-consuming. I have a real passion for helping my clients to reclaim their voices and lives from depressive thoughts.

Top Rated Answers
stressedteen
May 21st, 2015 6:10pm
Many things play a role in whether you have depression like things like your brain chemistry, your genes, recent experiences and etc...
Anonymous
March 8th, 2015 2:15pm
You could have depression for a number of reasons, you should evaluate what the problems are that's making you feel depressed.This could be related to many things and is normally not just triggered by one thing but multiple different problems.If you want to talk more about depression feel free to message me and I can further help you with understanding your depression and possibly to helping getting rid of it.
gracefulSnow77
May 12th, 2015 12:13pm
It is a chemical reaction to the sadness in our brains. There may be a problem that you may not be aware of and it is bringing you down.
DipityEnigma
June 5th, 2015 1:05am
This is a very vague question. As we know nothing about you, there is no accurate answer that we could give but we can give you examples. You could have depression from stress, past traumas, family problems etc. If you're really worried about this, you should see you GP. They will not only be able to give you information on self-help guides and medication, they will also know you, have your medical records and they will be certified. Whenever you have a medical question, you should always consult your GP. You could also see a counsellor who will be able to help you talk through your problems.
Anonymous
June 13th, 2015 5:48pm
It's a chemical imbalance in your brain, it's genetic. And some symptoms are exacerbated by certain situations and problems you face in life.
Anonymous
September 7th, 2015 2:18am
Depression can occur from many different reasons, sometimes it's a chemical imbalance in your system, sometimes it's factors like school, friends, family, and relationships. Everyone has different reasons.
dancingSoul91
November 17th, 2015 3:51pm
In a nutshell - Because life seems meaningless. And it doesn't appear right for something so meaningless to be so hard!
Anonymous
December 29th, 2015 10:37pm
I'm working in a challenging field with negative people and I'm thin-skinned. But I find the field rewarding when things go right, I can't imagine working in another field, and I'll work on the thin-skinned part.
hawaii5o
March 14th, 2016 10:02am
I don’t know exactly why you have depression, a number of things are often linked to its development. Depression usually results from a combination of recent events and other longer-term or personal factors, rather than one immediate issue or event.
Anonymous
March 15th, 2016 6:32am
Depression can be caused by chemical imbalances brought on by traumatic experiences, hereditary complications, and other things. Try and tell your friends and family that you have depression and see if they can help you. Depression is just like any other illness, the person affected needs comfort and nurturing. Don't be hard on yourself.
thatsorachel
May 16th, 2016 11:04pm
Sometimes depression is triggered by something, and sometimes it is just a chemical imbalance in your brain which I think is an important thing to remember. Just like a problem with your heart can cause heart disease, or a problem with your lung could cause a lung disease, mental illness doesn't just happen. There is a medical reason for the feelings you have.
Anonymous
June 27th, 2016 6:42pm
Depression can be developed after certain events or traumatic experiences, or can be genetically inherited.
ashwin13
July 10th, 2017 2:34pm
Depression is an effect of sadness and a feeling of being lost. So having a depression can vary from one person to another. We might want have something in life, but loose it or never even have it. A sudden loss or a sudden blow to a normal habit can cause depression.
Anonymous
July 24th, 2017 11:37am
There are lots of reasons for depression, as with any other mental illness. For some, it stems from life events. For some, it can happen out of nowhere, or with an indistinguishable cause. Essentially, it is not your fault. Depression can affect anybody, and no matter the cause, we all deserve respect and treatment!
Anonymous
November 14th, 2017 8:09pm
It is not uncommon for people to have depression and to be honest with you everyone will go through a stage in their life where they feel depressed, it is quite natural though sometimes the emotions you are experiencing can be a lot stronger and upsetting so the depression might effect you more than it would someone else.
Anonymous
July 24th, 2018 1:57am
Depression comes from many things. Usually issues in your life or stress caused. What's been going on lately? I'm here for you.
Anonymous
December 2nd, 2019 8:04am
It could be many factors, your family life friends, loss, anything really even a chemical imbalance in your brain. However it isn’t your fault and it’s a good idea to seek professional help. :) Depression can also be in your DNA as well as a result to a traumatic experience. It is ok because you are not alone as many people are just like you, and it gets better. First step analyses your situation then block out any people or actions causing this, then do something you love, and talk to people that care for you! Finally if all fails reach out to a professional.