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)

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

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