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The Many Causes Of Depression

There isn’t a single soul who is immune to depression. It comes when you least expect it, staying for much longer than welcomed. Coming along with depression frequently is anxiety. Sabrina Benaim, a poet, explained this eloquently, in a spoken word poem titled Explaining My Depression To My Mother: A Conversation: “Anxiety is the cousin visiting from out of town that depression felt obligated to bring to the party. Mom, I am the party. Only, I am a party I don’t want to be at.” It can often seem like you will never figure out when these uninvited house guests will leave. Sometimes you question where they came from or why they’re here. Villa Tranquil Recovery is here to give you a few causes of depression


According to TIME Magazine, women are almost twice as likely as men to develop depression after they have reached puberty. Men still suffer from depression, but women are much more likely to be afflicted by this disease. Part of this is because of Postpartum Depression. Postpartum Depression is a form of depression that comes along after a women has given birth to their child. The hormones flowing at this time contribute to developing depression. Both men and women, however, can employ the same methods to compact depression: exercise, talk therapy, and in some cases, antidepressants. These types of therapy work well for both men and women. In fact, they can make the world of a difference. 


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people ages 10 to 34 die by suicide more than by any other means but one — unintentional injury. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people. This goes to say that even though children and young adults do not have the type of responsibilities as their parents and grandparents, they can still be impacted by depression because depression does not discriminate. Burdens are everywhere and on everyone. 

Genetic Predisposition

TIME Magazine reports that those with parents or siblings who have depression are also more likely to report depression — five times more likely, in fact. So much of our makeup is due to our genes. Depression is no different. Most people have heard of the “Nature vs Nurture” debate — genetic predisposition is the nature side of the argument. 


Circumstance and your environment play a huge role in whether or not someone will develop depression. Trauma and depression are also linked. Trauma can include loss, death, abuse, and tragedy. These things will all impact the likelihood of developing depression. Your environment is the nurture side of the “Nature vs Nurture” debate. 

You may find yourself thinking about how your depression got started. Reach out to Villa Tranquil Recovery today for more information about our programs. Call our experienced staff today at 214-799-3080. We can’t wait to hear from you!