Why am I depressed?

Why am I depressed?

While there is no exact answer to the question “Why I am depressed”, a number of things are often linked to depression development. Depression usually results from a combination of recent events and other longer-term or personal factors, rather than one immediate issue or event:

Stressful events

Is most people one of the main answers to why am I depressed is due to stressful events, such as grief, relationship breakdown, starting a new job, graduating, getting married, moving, losing a job, losing income, job pressure, school pressure, family pressure, serious illness, etc. When these stressful events happen, you have a higher risk of becoming depressed if you stop seeing your friends and family and you try to deal with your problems on your own.


Some people may be more vulnerable to depression if they have certain personality traits, such as low self-esteem or being overly self-critical. This may be because of the genes inherited from their parents, or because of their early life experiences.

Family history

If someone else in your family has suffered from depression in the past, such as a parent or sister or brother, then it’s more likely you will too.


Past physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can cause depression later in life.


Depression in someone who has the biological vulnerability to develop depression may result from personal conflicts or disputes with family members, friends or in work.

Other personal problems.

Problems such as social isolation or loneliness can lead to depression.

Substance abuse.

Nearly 30% of people with substance abuse problems also have major or clinical depression.

EMDR treatment for Depression

Besides knowing why I am depressed, you must also know how to deal with it.

EMDR is a simple and one of the most researched and fastest growing psychotherapies worldwide. The reason for its success is the high efficacy rate of the therapy. Patients start feeling improvements much faster than with other therapies while it does not involve any drugs.

It is supported by numerous practice guidelines worldwide, including the World Health Organization, the American Psychiatric Association, the US Department of Defense, the United Kingdom Department of Health and many others.

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