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What kind of condition is having difficulty dealing with depression?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Major Depression

When depressed mood becomes so severe, or persists so long, that it starts to interfere with your life (whether it be your job, your relationships, etc.
), there's a good chance you're suffering from a major depressive episode, which can be treated by a psychiatrist. Sometimes depression is a symptom of a non-psychiatric illness, so a medical workup is often part of the evaluation as well.

In brief: Major Depression

When depressed mood becomes so severe, or persists so long, that it starts to interfere with your life (whether it be your job, your relationships, etc.
), there's a good chance you're suffering from a major depressive episode, which can be treated by a psychiatrist. Sometimes depression is a symptom of a non-psychiatric illness, so a medical workup is often part of the evaluation as well.
Dr. Kevin Nasky
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Illness adjustment

The stigma of having any illness but in particular an emotional illness can be embarrassing.
Many feel uncomfortable because there are not more objective signs like an x-ray or specific blood test to verify its presence or make the diagnosis. Many do not have clarity as to what remission is - and unwittingly settle for only partial benefits. Side effects from meds or delays in response are hard.

In brief: Illness adjustment

The stigma of having any illness but in particular an emotional illness can be embarrassing.
Many feel uncomfortable because there are not more objective signs like an x-ray or specific blood test to verify its presence or make the diagnosis. Many do not have clarity as to what remission is - and unwittingly settle for only partial benefits. Side effects from meds or delays in response are hard.
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