Things That Can Trigger Depression

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People experience depression differently. For many, depression can sometimes be triggered by an event, a time of year or a reminder of a past trauma.   Feeling depressed is only one symptom of depression. Some symptoms may include insomnia, insecurity, irritability or feeling withdrawn.

FamilyAffaires.com Contributor & Psychologist, Dr. Dan Gottlieb explains that depression is a brain disorder. Although there are medications that can help with depression, the first line of defense would be to find a good therapist.

Dr. Dan suffers from depression. He shares his story of how he personally deals with depression in hopes of helping others who have experienced depression.

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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