Can depression be mistaken for other illnesses?

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Many people who think (or are told) they have other illnesses actually have depression. For example, depression is often mistaken for low thyroid, sinus headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, menopause, and low blood sugar.

Call your doctor if you have any symptoms that concern you. Your doctor can help determine if you have depression, another illness, or a combination.

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