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A 44-year-old member asked:

If someone has schizophrenia and then develops depression, would the depression symptoms be different from someone who just has depression?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 32 years experience
Complex symptoms: People with symptoms of both schizophrenia and a depressive disorder present significantly different from people with symptoms of depression only. This complex symptom presentation (and experience) presents coping challenges for the individual and diagnostic and treatment challenges for the mental health professional. Both can be managed, however, with expert care.
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