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Health deterioration causes depression?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
12 doctors agree
In brief: It certainly can!
No one wants to be less than healthy.
Add to that the genetic component to major depressive disorder, and the likelyhood of depression rises.

In brief: It certainly can!
No one wants to be less than healthy.
Add to that the genetic component to major depressive disorder, and the likelyhood of depression rises.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
Depression is common in many chronic health conditions, such as heart attack (40-65%); coronary artery disease without heart attack (18-20%); parkinson's (40%); ms (40%); stroke (10-27%); cancer (25%); and diabetes (25%).
Depression also worsens outcome in all these conditions. It's more than psychological -- some feel inflammation may underlie depression as well as these other conditions.

In brief: Absolutely
Depression is common in many chronic health conditions, such as heart attack (40-65%); coronary artery disease without heart attack (18-20%); parkinson's (40%); ms (40%); stroke (10-27%); cancer (25%); and diabetes (25%).
Depression also worsens outcome in all these conditions. It's more than psychological -- some feel inflammation may underlie depression as well as these other conditions.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: It can
Depression may be related to loss of good health becouse the same problems are effecting brain chemistry, or despondency secondary to the loss.
Either way treatment is indicated.

In brief: It can
Depression may be related to loss of good health becouse the same problems are effecting brain chemistry, or despondency secondary to the loss.
Either way treatment is indicated.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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