20 Ways Depression Can Wreak Havoc On Your Health

When it comes to depression, misery loves company -- from brittle bones to common colds (20 Photos)

Stacey Colino on Oct 20, 2010 at 2:22PM

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20 Ways Depression Can Wreak Havoc On Your Health

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Depression Can Make Chronic Conditions Worse

Research conducted by the World Health Organization found that depression has a more damaging effect on a person’s overall health than do chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, angina and arthritis. What’s more, the combination of depression with any of these chronic diseases is more harmful to a person’s health than depression alone, than any of the chronic diseases on their own or than a combination of chronic diseases (such as diabetes and asthma) minus the influence of depression.

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