Depression causes loss of appetite

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Avatar n tn There are many causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either you do not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.
Avatar n tn i have been depressed for about a year and recently started taking prozac. due to the side effects eg decreased appetite vomiting and weight loss, i have been put on paroxetine. im a 5'9" male and weigh 60 kg (132 ibs) and am very self concious about my weight. is there anyway of increasing my appetite and weight? please help!!
Avatar f tn There are many causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either you do not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.
Avatar m tn Loss of appetite is often a symptom of depression. Are you on any anti depressant medication? Some medications can cause loss of appetite and some can increase appetite. If yours is not connected to medication, then you may find that you may get your appetite back. I don't think we are able to tell you definitely if you will get your appetite back. Have you asked your doctor?
Avatar f tn Also, at time post-partum depression causes loss of appetite. So please consult your gynecologist. Take care!
1516377 tn?1295874560 Loss of Appetite Palpitations Depression Mood Swings
Avatar m tn hi everyone... i have a history of MDD. i was on zoloft + therapy for several years, went off and have been fine mood-wise for ~5 years. i recently realized that i'm depressed again and went to my gp. he put me on lexapro, and i've been taking it for a month now. i've had some unpleasant side effects (nausea first 2 weeks, now serious insomnia :-S), and now weight loss/no appetite. my depression usually causes me to lose my appetite & lose weight & not sleep.
Avatar n tn There are many causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either you do not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.
Avatar n tn There are many causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either you do not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.
2175362 tn?1337469826 There are many other causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either you do not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.
Avatar n tn There are many causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either you do not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.
6950160 tn?1386381810 I am wondering if my loss of appetite could be a symptom of HIV? Or just paranoia because I had a parent succumb to the disease?
Avatar n tn Yes for sure anxiety can cause all of those problems. I seem to get the body aches a lot and I think that it's because of being so tense all the time. As far as the memory loss, I seem to get that from the depression that I deal with also. It does seem that depression comes along with anxiety and vise verse for me.
941766 tn?1257796601 Anxeity and depression affect us in different ways, but when I was confronting it, I too had initially lost my appetite and had a hard time sleeping at night. This can really take a toll on us emotionally and it is sometimes a hard thing to confront. For me, I focused on the long term progress that I made. Don't forget to give yourself credit for what you have already accomplished...the fact that you are being proactive and making progress is great...
Avatar m tn There are many causes like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either you do not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.
Avatar n tn There are many other causes of unexplained weight loss like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, eating disorders, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either you do not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.
Avatar m tn Anxiety can cause a loss of appetite, but when you actually begin to lose weight and must force yourself to eat, it's time to see your doctor. Which you will be doing tomorrow and can discuss all your concerns with him at that time. You didn't mention if you were on any medication for your anxiety, but some of the benzos and AD's out there do cause loss of appetite and weight. If you ARE on meds, a simple change may be all that is required to fix this.
1406230 tn?1281202564 There are many causes for unintentional weight loss like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either you do not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.
Avatar m tn There are many causes of inability to gain weight like worms in stool, depression, anorexia nervosa, AIDS, cancers especially colon cancers, drug abuse, infections and loss of appetite. Loss of appetite can again be due to certain medications, drug abuse, depression, AIDS, acute and chronic infections, cancers and hypothyroidism. Either you do not eat well or there is increased metabolism as in hyperthyroid states, HIV, cancer etc.