Depression And Undiagnosed Depression

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Having unrecognized and undiagnosed depression can be detrimental to the patient suffering such mental disorders. I agree with Professor Ian Hickie’s idea that if diagnosing and treating depression improve the mental health of the patients and lower the suicide rates, it is not being overdiagnosed. In fact, depression should be more recognised and diagnosed. Lowering the threshold will not result or lead to any benefits but only increase suicide rates and prevent patients from recovering from other comorbidities. The risks followed by overtreatment and unnecessary use of antidepressants can be solved by educating general clinical physicians on treating patients with depression so that patients who are diagnosed with lesser serious and critical

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