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Adult Mental Health ~ Depression
Genetics, family history, personality factors, environmental stress, and biochemical disturbances all may play a role in the onset of depression. Medical research indicates that depression may be linked to imbalances of the brain’s chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters.
To reach a diagnosis of major depression, at least five of the following symptoms, including depressed mood or diminished interest or pleasure in usual activities, must be present nearly every day for two weeks or longer without an alternative physical cause.