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depressionDepression can stem from many different things. The causes of depression can be different from person to person, but no one is immune. Everyone can be touched by depression in some way. The Guest House is here to help you understand the causes of depression. 



Age is a factor when it comes to depression. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 34. Of course, you cannot draw a line connecting depression to suicide, because many people who deal with depression do not have suicidal thoughts. However, while young people seem to have fewer stressors than older adults, they can still be impacted by depression and suicidal thoughts. There are still a lot of factors that lead to depression in young people. The stress of a new school with new friends or a new job in a new area can impact everyone. Throw in the barrage of hormones that teenagers and young adults deal with, and it can be a recipe for disaster. Although age isn’t the sole cause of depression, it can play a role in young people’s lives with depression. 



Another factor that contributes to depression is gender. Women are about twice as likely as men to develop depression after puberty. The increase in hormones here can contribute to depression. Further on in women’s lives, when they are creating life and giving birth, they can be hit with postpartum depression. This type of depression can a horrid experience for women. So, it’s no secret that gender plays a role in depression. 


Genetic Predisposition

Your genes play a role in who you are and pretty much everything about you. People with a family history of depression are up to five times more likely to experience depression. Genetic predisposition can play a huge role in who will be more likely to develop depression. 



Last, but certainly not least, a person’s circumstances and life experiences can play a huge role in whether or not they will develop depression. The “nature versus nurture” debate has been raging for decades. Circumstances are the nurture part of the argument, arguing that all of your combined experiences can contribute to depression. This includes all of the traumas you have faced. More often than not, the more trauma you have dealt with, the more likely you are to be impacted by depression. 


The Guest House is here to help you if you are struggling with the effects of trauma or depression. We can help you. Call us now at 855-483-7800. We can’t wait to hear from you and help get you started in one of our programs today.