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Depression is an illness caused by a variety of factors, which include, genetics and environmental and involves both biological and physiological factors.

In terms of biological factors, as Coleman points out, “you don’t inherit depression, and there’s no single gene responsible for depression. Instead, clinicians say that people inherit a vulnerability to depression and that certain life circumstances can trigger a depressive episode among those people who are vulnerable” (Coleman, 2012).


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