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Do people who suffer clinical depression throughout their lives die younger than the average person does?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
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In brief: Not necessarily

Recurrent depression is associated with a higher risk for several conditions including heart disease, diabetes.
Some might be due to not taking good care of oneself. With good treatment, depression can remit and longevity is no different.

In brief: Not necessarily

Recurrent depression is associated with a higher risk for several conditions including heart disease, diabetes.
Some might be due to not taking good care of oneself. With good treatment, depression can remit and longevity is no different.
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