Depression – Psychological causes

Personality/ Attitudes:
Following types of personality traits predispose to depressive illness.

  • Very ambitious
  • Anxious
  • Obsessive/perfectionist
  • Setting very high standards for self

Persons having above traits/attitudes are more likely to experience depressive episodes in their lives as compared to people who don’t have such type of personality.

Coping strategies with life events: How we deal with stressful events like separation/divorce/death, etc. determines how predisposed we are to depression. People who are

  • Impulsive
  • Aggressive
  • Self centered

Are more likely to have depression.

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