15 doctors weighed in:
How serious is depression?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
9 doctors agree
In brief: Can be very serious
Depression can be very debilitating and seriously impair a person.
If associated with thoughts of suicide can even be life threatening. If someone has symptoms of depression they should discuss with their doctor.

In brief: Can be very serious
Depression can be very debilitating and seriously impair a person.
If associated with thoughts of suicide can even be life threatening. If someone has symptoms of depression they should discuss with their doctor.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
Depression is exceedingly common.
It varies from minor to being extremely debilitating, or even fatal. Please see your doctor for proper screening and referral if necessary.

In brief: Varies
Depression is exceedingly common.
It varies from minor to being extremely debilitating, or even fatal. Please see your doctor for proper screening and referral if necessary.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Like any illness, depression exists on a spectrum. Think of the progression of cold to bronchitis to severe pneumonia.
Depression is no different- may be mild and not need medication, to life threatening.

In brief: Depends
Like any illness, depression exists on a spectrum. Think of the progression of cold to bronchitis to severe pneumonia.
Depression is no different- may be mild and not need medication, to life threatening.
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
Dr. Anne Sagalyn
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