As many of you may know...in every medical condition studied (heart disease, diabetes, menopause,stroke) patients do WORSE in the face of comorbid depression. To put it simply...untreated depression is bad for you. It is hard,however, to get some of my patients to accept treatment be it therapy and/or medications...why is that?
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