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4 Health Problems Linked to Depression

How Depression Can Hurt Your Physical Health


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  • There are levels. Many of us can eat more at low to moderate levels of depression and or anxiety, but much less at higher levels when GI upset can be playing a role. Some other behavior changes may be seen too with several conditions.
  • Everything is connected; mind and body.
  • The opposite can also be true- physical ailments, especially chronic ones, can cause depression.
  • I am surprised that substance abuse and other addictive behaviors are not listed. It seems this is to far reaching of a topic to lost only 4.
  • Like others I'm not so sure about the article- so does this mean I should go start drinking and smoking to get rid of my depression??? After all the both can considered to cause heart disease and some of the other problems here. As for dementia, its not so simple, Most of these are caused by a multitude of factors, a lot of them having a LOT more influence than depression.
    Odd that this article didn’t mention overeating because of depression, that is major! These things go hand in hand. Experts seem to not want to mention that fact, perhaps because even the things they tell us to do will not cure us. It is a chronic disease, literally ups and downs.
  • Even as a young girl I suffered from depression. My daddy and my brother also suffered from it. For the past 20 years or has made me a prisoner in my own home! I'm going to do my best to overcome it!
    I am surprised that WEIGHT GAIN wasn't mentioned. It is just as prevalent as weight loss from depression. If you can't feel anything and are utterly numb , overeating is a way of trying to FEEL something, anything.
  • I was wondering if the author did the research on chronic illnesses that affect the brain. I have Multiple Sclerosis and I have seen the placKs* that take up home in my brain. I have many issues that contribute to depression and anxiety. I have issues with pain and reduced function of my body. It contributes to my depression and anxiety. These symptoms help me to struggle with exercise and calorie consumption. I also live on a low income life style that affects my ability to find an active lifestyle that works for me. These are some of the issues I struggle with day to day. Each day is a different day. I know that any of these activities even on a reduced function can be beneficial and for me that is where the depression and anxiety step in. I struggle to convince myself to do things that contribute to an active life. I have a art class and an environmental study that I participate in. I try to do things that make me happy. Thank you for your time to read this.

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