Ask the Expert: Depression and Physical Health

Dr. Lynn NorthropQuestion: Does depression affect my physical health, too?

 

Lynn Northrop, PhD, a lead clinical psychologist affiliated with Sharp responds:

 

It can. People who are depressed are at a greater risk of heart disease and stroke. They can also have decreased immune functions and a shorter lifespan.

 


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Grief or Depression Fundamentals
Learn the cause and symptom of depression, how to distinguish clinical depression from depressive symptoms that commonly occur with bereavement and basic guidelines for assessing and intervening with grief-related depression.
Wednesday,  Nov. 4
1 to 2 pm
Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion


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