A period of depressed mood/ or loss of interest or pleasure in most activities, change in body weight, constant sleep problems, tiredness, inability to think clearly, agitation, greatly slowed behaviour, thoughts of suicide and death.
- Genetic make-up, or heredity
- Age: women are particularly at risk during young adulthood, while for men the risk is highest in early middle age.
- Gender also plays a great role in this differential risk addition. For example, women in comparison to men are more likely to report a depressive disorder.
- Negative life events and lack of social support.