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What are common physical symptoms of depression?

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Depression can cause physical symptoms such as:

  • Increased aches and pains, which occur in about two out of three people with depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Decreased appetite
  • Insomnia, lack of deep sleep, or oversleeping

SOURCES:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Mood Disorders and Other Illnesses."

Wulsin, L.R. Vanderbilt University Press, 2007. Treating the Aching Heart: A Guide to Depression, Stress, and Heart Disease,

Cleveland Clinic: "Chronic Illness and Depression."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Mood Disorders and Other Illnesses."

Wulsin, L.R. Vanderbilt University Press, 2007. Treating the Aching Heart: A Guide to Depression, Stress, and Heart Disease,

Cleveland Clinic: "Chronic Illness and Depression."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on May 11, 2018

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