surprising causes of depression

Trauma, grief, financial troubles, and unemployment are a few well-known triggers for depression but there are some other lesser know reasons:

  1. Poor sleep habits
  2. Smoking
  3. Thyroid disease
  4. Facebook overload (unrealistic view of the world)
  5. End of a project or show (something important comes to an end)
  6. Where you live (living in urban settings have 39% higher risk of mood disorder)
  7. Too many choices (sheer number of options can be overwhelming)
  8. Lack of fish in the diet (low intake of omega-3 fatty acids)
  9. Poor sibling relationships
  10. Birth control pills (side effects)
  11. Rx medications (side effects)
  12. Summer weather (body experiences delay in adjusting to new season)

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read article on Yahoo! Health by Caroline Murray for Health.com: 12 Surprising Causes of Depression

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