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when depression has your thinking slowed down to where you have to stay all night to complete work others do in a day, how sever is this?

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Dr. Kerry Ragain
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Need more info: Assessment of depression involves a few different areas of functioning, and what you mention can be one of them. If you have other symptoms along with your slowed thinking, such as ongoing low mood, feelings of worthlessness, trouble feeling pleasure, weight loss, insomnia, thoughts of death, and fatigue you might have clinical levels of depression. Consult with your physician if this is the case.
Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Possible: Sometimes, clinical depression can cause cognitive slowing, difficulties making decisions, and feeling easily overwhelmed, resulting in dysfunction at home or at work. It is important to get clinical depression treated appropriately by seeing a doctor.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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