Indeed, depression is unfortunately more common than you may think. Approx. 1 in 5 people have depression.
The causes of depression are different for everyone. Depression can be caused by changes in your current life or situation, past experiences (especially those that have been traumatic), relationships with other people, work, children and family, as well as genetics. Depression is commonly multifactorial, meaning that it is made up of several different things, rather than a single event.
Yuu can find out more about depression here: https://mvsgroup.com.au/concerns/depression/
You can find out more about trauma here: https://mvsgroup.com.au/concerns/trauma/
Depression takes many forms and it is really important that you understand what your depression is like. It can include feelings of sadness, loss, emptiness, flatness; it can include thoughts and beliefs about yourself including 'I'm worthless; why should I try; everything is hopeless'; as well as changes to your motivation and the amount of joy you get from things you may have previously enjoyed.
I have a great reference here (https://mvsgroup.com.au/concerns/depression/) that explains how depression is different.
I recommend making an appointment with your GP and a clinical psychologist to discuss your depression. It's mimportant to get the right help, and know that there can be a way forward (even if it doesn't feel as though there is).
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