Depression is caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors. Your lifestyle choices, relationships, and coping skills matter just as much, if not more so than genetics. Risk factors that make you more vulnerable to depression include loneliness and isolation, lack of social support, recent stressful life experiences, family history of depression, marital or relationship problems, financial strain, early childhood trauma or abuse, physical or emotional abuse, alcohol or drug abuse, unemployment or underemployment, health problems, major illness or chronic pain, the loss or death of a loved one, or genetic predisposition.
Your depression treatment in Toronto at our clinic will help you get to the root of your depression. This will help guide your experienced therapist in creating the best treatment approach for you.