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Is Depression hereditary?


I have just been diagnosed with depression, I also have anxiety and panic attacks, I think I have been fighting it for years. My mother used to have depression and I just wondered if it were hereditary?

 

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    Leni Sands 3 years ago

    Thank you for your answer I don't think it is gallbladder - I am getting a lot of support. I am off work with stress so that is definitely the onset of it all - my stress has been building over two or three years.


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    Leni Sands 3 years ago

    You are right in the deduction that something else has been the trigger - definitely stress, I am keeping very busy - my house has never been so clean though I worry about going out and meeting people who will ask me how I am...


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    Leni Sands 3 years ago

    Life is pretty tough at the moment, work became very stressful and 'Dad's dementia is getting worse, and I have never felt so tired...but it got me thinking about my mum - she has had depression for as long as I can remember - it made me wonder....

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    Leni Sands 3 years ago

    Thank you I will give it a try.

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    Carolee Samuda (Cardisa) 3 years ago

    As someone who had suffered for years, I don't agree that you can "pick up depression as a habit". It doesn't work that way. Depression is a mental illness which is triggered by different life changing elements such as stress, grief, trauma etc..


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    Leni Sands 3 years ago

    Thank you for pointing me in the direction of a hub - I will look at that hub.