Nature vs. Nurture is a scientific debate that asks the question, “Is human behavior determined by a person’s environment, or by genetic predisposition?” Environment (nurture) refers to the external influences someone experiences, such as their home environment and childhood experiences. Genetic predisposition (nature) refers to the genes that a person…

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Many people may not realize that a common sign of depression can include difficulty with memory (forgetfulness) and concentration. For someone with depression, the ability to multitask, remember appointments, and make payments on-time can seem overwhelming and, at times, impossible. Depression affects many cognitive functions (thinking skills) that contribute to…

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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of depression, affecting up to 90% of people diagnosed with depression, and can be one of the primary reasons depressed patients seek help. (1,2) But why does depression make you so tired? Depression Affects Neurotransmitters That Regulate Sleep Depression is a complex…

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A partner’s support plays an important role in depression treatment. If your partner struggles with depression, here are some ways you can support them. Learn About Depression One of the best ways to support a partner with depression is to learn about the condition. When you’re able to identify signs…

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What Causes Depression?

Depression is often due to a chemical imbalance in the brain, but there are a number of reasons why depression can develop. (1,2)  According to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people of all ages around the world are depressed. (3) While two people may experience the same…

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