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Can depression cause a mental condition?
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: It is a disorder
Major affective disorder, depression = s clinical depression which is a treatable mental illness.

In brief: It is a disorder
Major affective disorder, depression = s clinical depression which is a treatable mental illness.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depression
Depression is due to chemical (neurotransmitter) imbalance, which can be triggered by various emotional, social, and phyisiological stress.
As your body and mind are so closely connected, you could say depression is a mental condition in itself but at the same time it is a physical condition. Can it cause a mental condition? The answer is yes. When it's severe, it can cause psychosis.

In brief: Depression
Depression is due to chemical (neurotransmitter) imbalance, which can be triggered by various emotional, social, and phyisiological stress.
As your body and mind are so closely connected, you could say depression is a mental condition in itself but at the same time it is a physical condition. Can it cause a mental condition? The answer is yes. When it's severe, it can cause psychosis.
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 2 general types
Generally there are two types of depression.
The first is dysthymia, which is a chronic type of depression that varies little in intensity, and major depression, which varies in intensity a great deal. Essentially depression, in and of itself, IS a "mental condition." That being said it can aggravate and/or be parts of other mental conditions, more correctly termed mental disorders.

In brief: 2 general types
Generally there are two types of depression.
The first is dysthymia, which is a chronic type of depression that varies little in intensity, and major depression, which varies in intensity a great deal. Essentially depression, in and of itself, IS a "mental condition." That being said it can aggravate and/or be parts of other mental conditions, more correctly termed mental disorders.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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