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    WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Legs / Feet

    When you're depressed, muscle aches in your legs and feet can seem to come out of nowhere. They may not be related to any known injury or strain, and certainly need medical evaluation.

    But depression and physical pain are closely related. Depression makes us more aware of vague aches and pains we would otherwise not notice. It also intensifies the feeling of pain and discomfort.

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    Depression Statistics and Symptoms

    Nearly 18.8 million Americans over age 18 suffer from major depression. Unfortunately, most people never seek treatment. Left undiagnosed and untreated, depression can worsen, lasting for years and causing untold suffering, and possibly even result in suicide. Symptoms of depression include: Sadness Loss of enjoyment from things that were once pleasurable Loss of energy Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness Difficulty concentrating Difficulty making decisions ...

    Read the Depression Statistics and Symptoms article > >

    Could your muscle aches be related to depression? One way to find out is to keep a symptom diary. Print out this symptom diary, and fill it out. Then take it to your doctor to discuss what may be causing your symptoms.

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    Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on August 25, 2015

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