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Is there any possibility that severe depression can go away by itself without any clinical treatment?

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Dr. Samuel Miles
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most episodes of depression will diminish over time even without treatment.
However, the prolonged suffering of untreated depression, and the risk of serious complications, medical, psychological, and social, suggest that forgoing treatment is not generally wise.

In brief: Yes

Most episodes of depression will diminish over time even without treatment.
However, the prolonged suffering of untreated depression, and the risk of serious complications, medical, psychological, and social, suggest that forgoing treatment is not generally wise.
Dr. Samuel Miles
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible not likely

Depression can resolve on it's own, but i find this rarer and there must be a good support network in place.
There are too many good medications to help with the treatment of depression and therapy helps as well. If it is for you, or if it is someone you know, get help now. Do take the risk and don't suffer needlessly.

In brief: Possible not likely

Depression can resolve on it's own, but i find this rarer and there must be a good support network in place.
There are too many good medications to help with the treatment of depression and therapy helps as well. If it is for you, or if it is someone you know, get help now. Do take the risk and don't suffer needlessly.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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