Like other types of depression, atypical depression is a serious illness that can cause major problems. Atypical depression can result in emotional, behavioral and health problems that affect every area of your life. Complications associated with atypical depression may include:
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- Excess weight or obesity, which can lead to heart disease and diabetes
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Anxiety and panic disorder or social phobia
- Family conflicts, relationship difficulties, and work or school problems
- Social isolation
- Suicidal feelings or suicide
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