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Triggers of depression

Triggers of depression include:

  • difficult or traumatic life changes (such as losing a loved one)
  • medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease, thyroid disease, stroke, chronic pain, and some types of cancer
  • use of certain medications, including corticosteroids, anabolic steroids, and certain street drugs such as cocaine or marijuana
  • alcohol, which has short-term and possibly long-term depressive effects

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