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Who is at risk of developing depression?

Everyone feels down sometimes. But those at most risk of developing clinical depression include the following:


– Women

– Those who have relatives with depression

– Someone who experienced trauma as a child

– Someone who is experiencing a stressful major life event

– Those who have few friends or few personal relationships

– Women who have recently given birth (postpartum depression) or who are experiencing menopause (menopausal depression)

– Those who have a serious illness or are taking certain medications

– Those who abuse drugs or alcohol

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