2. Depressed people are just going through a rough patch
While it is true that going through something particularly rough, such as a breakup or watching your parents get divorced, can lead to depression it isn’t the only cause of the problem. Depression can also be caused by physical problems, feeling abandoned or isolated, and being verbally or physically abused. Sometimes depression doesn’t even have an obvious cause and sometimes it is even caused by chemical imbalances in a person’s brain.