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What Increases Your Risk?
Experts don't know why some people get depression and others don't. But certain things make you likely to get depression. These are called risk factors.
Important risk factors for depression include:
Other risk factors include:
Medical risk factors
Medical problems also may cause depression or make it worse. These problems include:
Other risk factors for women
Women may have other risk factors. These include:
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