Not only is untreated clinical depression unhealthy, but it can rob you of your relationships and work life, and lead to illness and substance abuse. Learn more from WebMD about recognizing the symptoms of depression and getting the help you need.
Stage Fright (Performance Anxiety)
Commonly called “stage fright,” performance anxiety is the fear of doing something in front of a group of people. The experts at WebMD offer strategies for feeling comfortable ''on stage.''
WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Legs / Feet
Keep a symptom diary to see if there is a connection between depression and aches in the legs and feet.
Schizophrenia changes how you think, feel, and act. Its symptoms are grouped as positive, negative, and cognitive. Not everyone will have the same symptoms, and they can come and go.
WebMD explains how doctors use an assessment of symptoms to decide if patients are suffering from schizophrenia.
Psychotherapy for Depression
Psychotherapy is an effective treatment for clinical depression. Learn more from WebMD about how various forms of therapy work to help you gain new coping skills.
WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Arms / Hands
Aches and pains in the arms and hands may be a symptom of depression rather than arthritis. Learn more from WebMD about how depression can affect your body.
Clinical depression can complicate serious health conditions such as heart disease or cancer and lead to problems with pain, sexual desire and performance, and sleep. Learn more from WebMD about the relationship between illness and depression.
WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Chest
Chest pain and a rapid heartbeat can be symptoms of lung or heart problems, even serious ones like a heart attack. But did you know they can also be symptoms of depression and anxiety? Learn more from WebMD about how depression and anxiety can affect your body.
WebMD's Symptom Finder: Physical Symptoms of Depression - Stomach
Digestive problems, stomach pain, and appetite changes are common and can be caused by a number of things, including ulcers, reflux disease, stress, and even depression. WebMD explains how depression may affect your stomach.