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Can you die from depression?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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