Depression and Medical Conditions

John Oliffe, RN, MEd, PhD, discusses depression and medical conditions.

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John Oliffe, RN, MEd, PhD, discusses depression and medical conditions.
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Featuring Dr. John Oliffe, RN, MEd, PhD

Duration: 44 seconds

Often, depression will be associated with other medical conditions.

For example, if a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and endures some of the challenges around that, such as incontinence and impotence, lots of grief and loss can occur, and as a result a depression, a reactive depression can emerge in line with the prostate cancer, for example.

I think sometimes that reactions can occur as well to mediate certain experiences, and I think depression can emerge in that way as well.

So oftentimes when we talk about depression as standing alone, it's important to note that it's actually often is associated with other illnesses and other circumstances.

Presenter: Dr. John Oliffe, Psychologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Psychologist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.