Comorbid Depression: Depression and Another Mental Illness

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Comorbid Depression: Depression and Another Mental Illness

As if having an anxiety disorder, an eating disorder, ADHD or schizophrenia isn't enough, many with a mental illness also suffer from depression. What brings this to mind is this week's post by our blogger, Dan Hoeweler, who discusses his battles with schizoaffective disorder and depression.

Whether the depression is a by-product of the struggles of living with a separate mental illness or developed on its own doesn't really matter. Studies have shown that people who have depression, in addition to another disorder, tend to have more severe symptoms of both conditions. This decreases the chances of successful treatment and depending on the severity of the depression and other condition, comorbidity can increase someone's risk for suicide.

Research has yielded increasing evidence that treating the depression can also help improve the outcome of treating the other existing illness. That's why it's so important to discuss any depression symptoms with your doctor or therapist.

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Surviving PTSD on HealthyPlace TV

Michele Rosenthal experienced trauma at the age of 13 but lived 24 years before a diagnoses. She talks about the process of recovery and understanding PTSD. As you might imagine, Michele notes she was a very different person after recovering from PTSD than she was before the trauma. Watch Surviving PTSD.

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(2012, May 18). Comorbid Depression: Depression and Another Mental Illness, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 25 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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