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What causes depression? 43 possible conditions

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Primary Hypothyroidism

Your thyroid gland controls the metabolism of all your cells. Your pituitary gland releases a hormone known as TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to stimulate your thyroid. Your thyroid then releases two hormones, T3 an...

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Depressive Psychosis

Depressive psychosis, also called delusional depression or psychotic depression, is a mental health disorder characterized by symptoms of both depression and psychosis. Psychosis consists of a combination of fears an...

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Dyslexia (Developmental Reading Disorder)

Developmental reading disorder (DRD), more commonly called dyslexia, occurs when your brain has a hard time processing language. You might misread the letters in a word and/or have difficulty reading irregular o...

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