What are Risks & how to reduce (Precautions)

Certain personality traits, such as low self-esteem and being too dependent, self-critical or pessimistic. Traumatic or stressful events, such as physical or sexual abuse, the death or loss of a loved one, a difficult relationship, or financial problems.

  • You can find ways to handle stress and improve your self-esteem.
  • Take good care of yourself. Get enough sleep, eat well, and exercise regularly.
  • Reach out to family and friends when times get hard.
  • Get regular medical checkups, and see your provider if you don’t feel right.
  • Get help if you think you’re depressed.

Prevention

  1.  Social Integration
  2.  Yoga
  3. Mindfulness
  4. Physical Exercise

Risk Factors for Depression

           Internal factors

  • Female sex,
  • History of anxiety,
  • Low self-esteem,
  • Neuroticism

          External factors

  • Conduct disorder
  • Substance use

Adverse life events

  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Chronic medical conditions
  • Disturbed family environment, History of divorce
  • Lifetime trauma, Low educational status 
  • Low social support
  • Parental loss
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