Can you die from depression?

In A Way, Yes. Depression itself can lead to death when a depressed person commits suicide. Also, people who struggle with long periods of depression tend to neglect their health, which can indirectly lead to shortened life spans.
Yes. Good question, with severe major depression, a person may die by suicide, or malnutrition and dehydration from refusing to eat and drink. Finally, in the case of a person whose spouse dies after, say, 50 yrs of marriage, the surviving spouse may "give up" and die soon after.

Related Questions

Can you die from sadness/depression? Like can your heart just give out and you die?

No. Great question, I'm glad you asked it. Depression is miserable though, and is treatable. Please dont hesitate to pursue a psychiatrist and a therapist for yourself or a loved one. Best wishes. Read more...

Can you die from anxiety attacks and depression? I know these probs can't be good for my body nor the meds. I'm working w dr but still have it.

Not directly. Anxiety attacks and depression in and of themselves cannot kill you, but they can make you more prone to self injury and accidents, which could. I am glad to hear that you are working with a doctor and am wishing you the best in your recovery! Keep working on it.... Read more...
Unlikely. Anxiety and depression are very unlikely to kill you, however, they are significant problems and I am glad you are seeking treatment. Continue to work with your doctor, and if you start having suicidal thoughts at any time, call your doctor, a suicide hotline, or go to the ER. Hope this helps! Read more...