Written by Pallavi Arun, B.A. Psychology | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Nithin Jayan, MBBS, DNB on Aug 01, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does depression lead to suicide always?

No, people suffering with depression may not always be suicidal. However, if you know somebody who is depressed you will be doing the person a favor by getting professional help for the sufferer at the earliest.

2. Are children prone to depression?

Children too can develop depression. The symptoms could be very disturbing to the child as it can be interfering with the child’s performance in school and other social activities.

3. Is depression hereditary?

The tendency to develop depression is more in a person with a family history of depression. Nevertheless depression can set in, even without any genetic interference.

4. Why are women more susceptible to depression than men?

The tendency to develop depression may be twice as more in women than men because of the hormonal changes happening mainly during menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.

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