Amy Scholten, MPH
can be devastating to family relationships, friendships, and the ability to work or go to school. Symptoms of depression vary a great deal from person to person. Some people have only a few symptoms, while others have many.
Symptoms can change over time and may include:
Depression often coexists with other conditions, such as delivering a baby or chronic disease. The stress of coping with the disease may cause depression. Or depression may be caused by the disease itself or by medications used to treat the disease. Disorders commonly associated with depression include:
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Depression in elderly patients. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Available at: Updated May 31, 2016. Accessed August 11, 2016.
Major depressive disorder. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Available at: Updated March 31, 2016. Accessed August 11, 2016.
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http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml. Accessed September 30, 2015.
Last reviewed August 2016 by Michael Woods, MD
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