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Research suggests that depression can potentially shorten life expectancy. Depression is not only a mental health condition; it can also have physical implications that impact overall health. Here are a few ways in which depression might contribute to a shorter life expectancy:
It’s important to note that not everyone with depression will experience the same outcomes, and many factors can influence the relationship between depression and life expectancy, including the severity of the depression, access to treatment, and individual resilience. Seeking appropriate treatment, including therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes, can help manage the effects of depression and potentially improve overall well-being and longevity. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, it’s important to reach out to a mental health professional for support. The PsyCare staff treats patients with a broad range of disorders and are available to consult with you regarding your diagnosis and treatment. Contact the PsyCare staff today.