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Depression

What is secondary depression?

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  • ADonna Hill Howes, RN, Family Medicine, answered
    Secondary depression occurs when a person has one or more illnesses and then is diagnosed with depression. The primary (first) illness may be a mental disorder or a chronic disease. That illness may lead to the depression. For instance, a person with cancer may be diagnosed with secondary depression that developed as a response to her cancer situation.
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