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Major Depressive Disorder: What You Should Know

What Can Trigger MDD?

What Can Trigger MDD?

Environmental and genetic factors, as well as stressful events in life can trigger MDD.

Common Causes of MDD include:

  • Stressful life events, such as the loss of a loved one through death, divorce, or separation
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Certain medical conditions, such as cancer or underactive thyroid
  • Certain medications, such as steroids
  • Major life changes, such as moving, job change, or retirement
  • Social isolation
  • Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse
  • Personal conflicts in relationships