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There is Help for Depression

July 20, 201512 min
What causes depression?  It’s not as simple as you may think. Most people associate the words “clinical depression” with what is popularly called a “chemical imbalance,” as though we have too much or too little of a single brain chemical.  In fact, depression in an individual is often caused by “perfect storm” of several issues coming together to create a mood disorder.These issues can include faulty mood regulation by the brain involving multiple neurochemicals, as well as genetics, and stressful life events, including a significant loss; chronic medical problems and medication.  Just as causes for depression vary, so do the treatments. To learn more about causes and treatment of depression, listen to an informative podcast by Summit Medical Group’s Dr. Amanda Starling, who discusses the myths and realities of clinical depression.

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