Question: What happens to a person with clinical depression?

Tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort. Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain. Anxiety, agitation or restlessness. Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements.

What are the long term effects of clinical depression?

There is plenty of evidence that demonstrates the full range of effects on the body associated with depression. According to the Mayo Clinic, patients with untreated long-term depression are more prone to sleep disruptions, heart disease, weight gain or loss, weakened immune system, and physical pain.

What is the prognosis for individuals with clinical depression?

With appropriate treatment, 70-80% of individuals with major depressive disorder can achieve a significant reduction in symptoms, although as many as 50% of patients may not respond to the initial treatment trial.

What are the risks of clinical depression?

Risk FactorsGenetics: A history of depression in your family may make it more likely for you to get it. Death or loss: Sadness and grief are normal reactions. Conflict: Personal turmoil or disputes with family or friends may lead to depression.Abuse: Past physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can bring it on, as well.More items •Jun 28, 2021

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