What increases my risk for atypical depression?

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Women are at greater risk for developing atypical depression than men. Also, if you have a family history of depression, alcoholism, or suicide, your risk will also be greater. If you were treated for depression at a young age, your risk is also higher. Going through a traumatic event, having few close friends, being overly critical of yourself, and having poor self-esteem are other risk factors for this condition.

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