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What is depression?
Depression is clearly discernible from normal sadness. Signs of this illness include losing motivation in life, inner emptiness, listlessness, anxiety, fatigue and despair. If the symptoms last for more than two weeks this may be a sign of depression. Sufferers of depression experience a significant change in social behaviour, often avoiding contact with friends, staying away from work or withdrawing from family or partners. One in seven people suffer depression at least once in their life. Women are affected twice as frequently as men.
What are the causes of depression?
Depression is usually caused by a combination of factors. A crisis, trauma, stress or illness can all be triggers. Psychosocial and psychological stress usually go hand in hand with genetic or organic causes, often with one reinforcing the other. Among other things, people with depression suffer from a metabolic imbalance in the brain where levels of serotonin, noradrenalin and BDNF are out of balance. Signals between the neurons are thereby no longer transmitted correctly, affecting mood and state of feeling. Hereditary factors also determine the risk of developing depression. Children of depressive parents are at a three times higher risk of suffering depression themselves than children of healthy parents.