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Depression due to culture or something internal?

Yes, I agree that there are some cases of depression when one has to wonder whether the cause of their depression is really something due to the individual or the culture.  Maybe if the society changed to be more accepting and supportive, then there may be some cases of "depression" that could be avoided.  However, I also know that depression (or what I think of as depression) is also very common among people who are considered as leading "ideal lives" by the rest of the society.  (At least they are where I am from)  I have read many writings by people who suffered from depression even though others around them could not see any reason why they should be depressed. I find it extremely interesting that depression can even haunt such people. 

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