Prognosis For Depression

For many, the prognosis for depression is good if you are getting treatment. Untreated depression gets worse with time.In the vast majority of cases, the prognosis for depression is good. Of course, this is true only when someone is in treatment for depression. Untreated depression usually doesn't go away by itself, and often gets worse with time. And remember, untreated depression can be terminal, since it is the leading cause, by far, of suicide. Depression is a very serious illness which demands treatment--but those who take the difficult step of getting treated for it, will usually recover.

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Writer, H. (2008, December 30). Prognosis For Depression, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, June 19 from

Last Updated: June 20, 2016

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