Risk Factors for Depression
Family History of Mental Illness
Chronic Physical or Mental Disorders
Major Life Changes and Stress
Little or No Social Support
Low Socioeconomic Status
- Pain relievers
- Sleeping pills
- Seizure drugs
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -
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