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Which is worst depression or apoplexy?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Apoplexy
Apoplexy refers to an acute vascular insufficiency or hemorrhage, usually in the brain, the pituitary gland, or the ovary.
It is characterized often by a sudden falling out or even unconsciousness due to the bleeding. It is a very acute event. Depression is a chronic, sometimes very severe, disease that usually responds well to treatment w counseling or medications. Depression has risks but fewer.

In brief: Apoplexy
Apoplexy refers to an acute vascular insufficiency or hemorrhage, usually in the brain, the pituitary gland, or the ovary.
It is characterized often by a sudden falling out or even unconsciousness due to the bleeding. It is a very acute event. Depression is a chronic, sometimes very severe, disease that usually responds well to treatment w counseling or medications. Depression has risks but fewer.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Can't say
Apoplexy is an outdated term that used to mean a stroke or brain hemorrhage.
Since these can result in sudden death, you could probably say apoplexy is worse than depression. But you're really comparing apples and oranges — like asking if depression is worse than a concussion or a broken arm. It all depends.

In brief: Can't say
Apoplexy is an outdated term that used to mean a stroke or brain hemorrhage.
Since these can result in sudden death, you could probably say apoplexy is worse than depression. But you're really comparing apples and oranges — like asking if depression is worse than a concussion or a broken arm. It all depends.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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