Question: What is the greatest risk associated with major depressive disorder?

Who is at greatest risk of developing major depressive disorder?

Major depression is most likely to affect people between the ages of 45 and 65. “People in middle age are at the top of the bell curve for depression, but the people at each end of the curve, the very young and very old, may be at higher risk for severe depression,” says Walch.

What is the biggest risk factor for depression?

Risk FactorsGenetics: A history of depression in your family may make it more likely for you to get it. Death or loss: Sadness and grief are normal reactions. Conflict: Personal turmoil or disputes with family or friends may lead to depression.Abuse: Past physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can bring it on, as well.More items •28 Jun 2021

What medical conditions can trigger major depressive disorder?

Serious or chronic illness, including cancer, stroke, chronic pain or heart disease. Certain medications, such as some high blood pressure medications or sleeping pills (talk to your doctor before stopping any medication)

What are the protective factors for depression?

Common Protective FactorsReliable support and discipline from caregivers.Following rules at home, school, work.Emotional self-regulation.Good coping skills and problem solving skills.Subjective sense of self-sufficiency.Optimism.More items

What are the 5 protective factors?

Five Protective Factors are the foundation of the Strengthening Families Approach: parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children.

What are the 6 protective factors?

The six protective factors that have been identified by the United States Department of Health and Human Services include:Nurturing and attachment.Knowledge of parenting and child development.Parental resilience.Social connections.Concrete supports for parents.Social and emotional competence of children.17 Feb 2014

What are the major similarities and differences in symptoms between depressive and bipolar disorders?

Bipolar disorder is easily confused with depression because it can include depressive episodes. The main difference between the two is that depression is unipolar, meaning that there is no “up” period, but bipolar disorder includes symptoms of mania.

What are 5 protective factors?

Five Protective Factors are the foundation of the Strengthening Families Approach: parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children.

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