Binge Eating Fact Vs Myth
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A diagnosis of depression can be upsetting. You may worry about the medications and therapy involved in treatment. Or you may be anxious about how your friends, co-workers, and family will view your diagnosis.

If you feel hesitant to start treatment, consider the major impacts that depression can have on your life. People with depression have:

  • a higher risk of disability (e.g., taking time off work)
  • a lower quality of life, including effects on social and family life
  • a reduced ability to complete day-to-day tasks and activities, such as those required for work
  • a higher rate of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity

Treatment can greatly reduce the impact that depression has on your life - but only if you get it. If you are unsure about getting started on treatment, express your concerns to your doctor.

Binge Eating Fact Vs Myth
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Read Tiffany's story of the emotional, physical, and social impact.