Depression 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. 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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Last reviewed September 2015 by Michael Woods, MD Last Updated: 9/17/2014