Medical Conditions and Depression
We all are vulnerable to depression, but people with some serious or chronic diseases may be at greater risk. It may also be true that those who are depressed could be at greater risk for developing certain medical conditions. Treatment for depression can help people manage symptoms of both diseases and thereby improve the overall quality of their lives.
The articles below provide information about depression and some specific medical conditions.
Depression as a Symptom of a Medical Condition
Symptoms of depression may also signify the presence of a medical condition, which once treated may alleviate the depressive symptoms. Only a physician can determine whether depression is caused by a medical condition. A thorough medical evaluation by a physician is always an important part of the diagnostic process. The following illnesses can sometimes cause symptoms of depression:
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