What causes depression?
Depression is different for everyone, and there is no simple answer for why people develop the condition. For most people there is a combination of reasons.
There are a range of issues that affect how we think, feel and behave. Some people often develop depression after a stressful life event. It might begin with some feelings of sadness, distress or anxiety. Over time, these symptoms become more intense and overwhelming and can affect friendships, relationships and every-day life.