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Are people with depression unable to work normally?

I am a 32 year old female. I want to know are people with depression unable to work normally?

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Moderate to severe depression can contribute impaired functioning.
Yes, people with depression are able to work. You may just need medication and therapy but you can live a full life. Depression tends to be episodic, can run in families, and can sometimes be triggered by a major loss. Getting help is the key to learning to change the stinking thinking that can color your view with depression and learning tools to cope. It is definitely treatable. Trouble does not last always.
Extremely complicated question. There are many different kinds of depressive periods as well as depths to the depression itself. For some people, they can function in a robotic automaton type fashion. The quality of functioning is greatly in question. On the other hand, day-to-day basic tasks can be truly impaired. When in doubt, definitely get help from a psychiatrist who can determine more exactly the best interventions to help an individual.

Lance Steinberg MD, Inc.
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA (Geffen) NPI
Many people with depression are able to work normally. Today's medicaitons can help with depression and anxiety. Some people are not able to work, however, if you are able to work you should. Not working has it's own complications and complicates depression in many ways.
Good Evening,

Depression impacts people in so many ways. Yes, there are individuals who suffer from depression and are able to work. Some use a multitude of resources: Primary care doctor, medication, exercise, and/or therapy. My recommendation is to be evaluated by a professional, set some goals, and stay busy.
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Typically, and with adequate treatment, people with depression and other mental health issues should be able to live a normal life and working as normal. However, people are affected differently, there are also varied severities of illness and other factors that might make one unable to work. This should be looked into and assessed by a mental health or primary care provider.