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Diseases » Depressive disorders » Hidden Causes

Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Depressive disorders

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Depressive disorders includes:

  • Familial
  • Psychological - Stressful events, as perceived by the individual - job loss, relationship failure, identity change, natural disaster, learned helplessness and hopelessness, extreme feelings, negative thinking patterns.
  • Social- Environment influences the disorder 60-80% of the time
  • Marital problems - in women it can cause depression because they value intimate relationships so much; for men they may withdraw from the relationship
  • Parenting styles
  • Fluctuating levels of Serotonin or Cortisol

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Depressive disorders, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Depressive disorders. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Depressive disorders. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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