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What causes depression?

Susan Vachon

Medically reviewed by Susan Vachon, PA-C on January 10, 2022

Depression is a mental health condition that doesn’t always have a straightforward cause. It can stem from a multitude of things, including grief, abuse, or even genetics. Because there are so many causes of depression, it’s important to treat it as early as possible. If you think you might be suffering from depression, talk to a medical provider for further diagnosis and treatment options.

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