What are the main factors that cause depression?

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Depression is a common mental illness that leads to low mood and avoidance of activity that can severely impact an individual’s wellbeing. Depression is also known as major/clinical/unipolar depression and major depressive disorder. The DSM-5 states that to be diagnosed with depression a person must suffer from at least five out of nine symptoms, either depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure must be present. Other symptoms include; weight loss (or gain), insomnia (or hyper insomnia), fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, psychomotor retardation (or agitation) and recurrent suicidal thoughts. A person must have these symptoms daily for a minimum of two weeks, and they must not be due to another disorder such as drug use. Origins mean the start or foundation...
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