Major Depression and PTSD

It is not unusual for those who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to also suffer from major depression. The depression may be brought on by life events or the trauma that is causing PTSD. Since each disorder can make the other worse, you should seek treatment if you have symptoms of major depressive disorder and PTSD.

Fast Facts:

  • About 48% of people with PTSD have suffered from current or past depression.
  • One of the most common disorders that occurs simultaneously with PTSD is depression.
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are often prescribed by doctors to treat depression connected to PTSD.