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What can happen to you if depression is not treated?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

It depends what you mean by Depression.
Depression is a symptom and a description of one's mood. There are Depressive Disorders, like Major Depressive Disorder and there are others as well. A person with. Major Depression may have a decline in functioning at home or at work, a change in their weight and in severe cases, may even become suicidal. An evaluation is first, then a treatment plan.

In brief: It depends

It depends what you mean by Depression.
Depression is a symptom and a description of one's mood. There are Depressive Disorders, like Major Depressive Disorder and there are others as well. A person with. Major Depression may have a decline in functioning at home or at work, a change in their weight and in severe cases, may even become suicidal. An evaluation is first, then a treatment plan.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Marcie Berman
Any sort of depressive symptoms that last more than two weeks should be evaluated. Knowing what you are dealing with with be a relief and will be the smartest way to manage how you are feeling.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Progressive decline

Without treatment, depression can get much worse.
It can impact your relationships, your work, your ability to pay your bills, and your entire life. It can make you tired, isolated, and uninterested in the things that used to give you joy. The most dire outcome could be suicide -- which would be a waste of a potentially productive life. Such a loss for you, and for everyone around you.

In brief: Progressive decline

Without treatment, depression can get much worse.
It can impact your relationships, your work, your ability to pay your bills, and your entire life. It can make you tired, isolated, and uninterested in the things that used to give you joy. The most dire outcome could be suicide -- which would be a waste of a potentially productive life. Such a loss for you, and for everyone around you.
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depression

If untreated depression can lift on it's own or it may worsen if the causes are not dealt with successfully.
Talk openly with friends and family and try to uncover the origin your distress while developing a plan to cope. You need support and objective feedback. Best

In brief: Depression

If untreated depression can lift on it's own or it may worsen if the causes are not dealt with successfully.
Talk openly with friends and family and try to uncover the origin your distress while developing a plan to cope. You need support and objective feedback. Best
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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