Depression causes physical illness

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Avatar f tn As I've said above, if you're a confident person, you're not going to get depressed as easy. But still allot of things can cause depression. Death, illness, drugs, confidence, social life, self esteem, fears, poor diet, stress, lack of excersize, poor sex life..... Goes on and on the list is never ending. But it really does depend on who you are, e.g. some people are fine with no sex in their life, some people couldnt live without sex and can get very depressed after just a month without it.
Avatar n tn may also be considered signs and symptoms of depression. Depression may also be due by different causes. It may be primary depression or may be caused by a physical disorder like hypothyroidism. Usually, once the hypothyroidism is treated, the symptoms of depression diminish. Some patients, however, continue to be depressed despite successful treatment of their thyroid problem and in this case, antidepressants are prescribed.
Avatar n tn the drugs can't do it alone! and a total lack of any kind of physical activity/exercise can make depression worse!! Funny thing is the reaction of others to a really positive outlook.. I have been thru a LOT..I have always ahd the sunniest disposition, extremely positive outlook.. Infact, my ex, when we were married absolutely could NOT stand it. He yell at me about it! I refused to give up or give in.. I always insisted that "where there's a will, there's a way!
Avatar m tn I would think that autoimmune diseases, in general, are both physical and psychological. Not only because being severe illness can causes emotional issues, but simply because of the mind/body connection. The mind is a powerful thing. I know it sounds like a loaf, but positive attitude, diet, prayers all has been shown to help stress levels.
Avatar n tn my symptoms seem to last all day, to varying degrees. But I've done a ton of research in the last few weeks on every physical illness you can think of, and I've yet to find a match. Needless to say, I'm scared.
12832842 tn?1448732401 Although fortunately I don't have depression, I asked about this occurrence, and specifically about mood disorders other than depression, since depression is all I'd read of. He agreed that MS can also cause primary anxiety, which makes sense. I then asked about bi-polar illness, and he said no, that's not MS. Hmm. He usually is one to offer very specific research data to back up his statements, and what he said contradicts what is above.
Avatar n tn It is possible that your symptoms are due to an anxiety or somatoform disorder, especially since you state that physical causes appear to have been excluded. Somatoform disorders may be due to involuntary misinterpretations of one's bodily sensations. I urge you to consult a mental health professional for thorough evaluation.
Avatar f tn And now that she's over 120, I really don't understand why they haven't started being regular. I know she's got a little depression/anxiety - but I don't know that it's any more than a normal, busy senior girl. I do know that not having periods causes her some anxiety - she just said again last night to me she feels like she'll end up on some "Mystery Diagnosis" show because maybe something is wrong physically and we're all missing it! Poor kid!
Avatar f tn I absolutely believe addiction is the result of self-medication for a brain disorder (I prefer that over mental think mostly we take it for depression, anxiety, emotional pain but others may have a different experience. I know I tried 7 antidepressants to no avail after a horrible period in my life and NO HELP.....then I popped a percocet and all was right with the world.....then 5 years later I was up to oxycontin crushed and not depressed anymore.....
Avatar n tn Healthy, but exercise doesn't occur as often as it should. Just started counseling due to anxiety/possible depression (1 session so far). My anxiety has been focused almost entirely on possible health issues I "believe" I'm having. This anxiety has been huge the past 2/3 months but I did have an anxiety/panic attack back in early December 05 that required a trip to the ER.
Avatar n tn But certainly, it can contribute to illness. Postpartum depression can be very serious but usually as your hormonal state begins to return to normal it resolves. But, people are different and some women take a long time for this to resolve. If you have depression or clinical anxiety, certainly a psychiatrist can help. As far as medication, you will need to speak to the physician who prescribed it for you.
230890 tn?1197651614 Psychosomatic disorder, now more commonly referred to as psychophysiologic illness, is an illness whose symptoms are caused by mental processes of the sufferer rather than immediate physiological causes. If a medical examination can find no physical or organic cause, or if an illness appears to result from emotional conditions such as anger, anxiety, depression or guilt, then it might be classified as psychosomatic. Reference:http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar n tn Personally, I believe this is because I have a condition that causes painful symptoms and has severely limited my physical activity and consequently my whole life. A previous doctor made a psych referral assuming that this might be a somatic illness. That was long before my new primary doctor was able to find unusual lab results that we believe are somehow tied to this.
6342389 tn?1382085147 Some women (A lot ) have a mild reaction to the change( called the baby blues) Some women it is much more severe and it causes an array of problems. Now, about your physical problems, it sounds like the epidural could be responsible for that, your symptoms seem to support that. You need to make an appointment with a neurologist to see whats up with that. Best of luck to you. P.S. there is a wonderful book by Brooke Shields telling her struggle with post partum depression.
1130576 tn?1260154370 What causes teen depression? There's no single cause of teen depression. Genetics and environment may play a role. In addition, some teens are more prone to depression than are others — including children of depressed parents and children who have anxiety or behavior problems. Teen girls may be more vulnerable to depression than teen boys because girls are more likely to derive self-esteem from relationships.
Avatar m tn If I can help save others from going through the pain and heartach that I have gone through by sharing my story then i will tell it over and over even if it only will help just one personwith this devastating mental illness be it bi polar , depression or any one of other mental isllness disease. If there is any way I can help please ask I will be there if you need me.
Avatar f tn i just wish this illness would go away , i was getting on so well at work aswell, after recovering the first time from depression , even tho it was hell trying to get back into it , as hard as it was and no matter how hard the anxiety i some how managed to get back to normal , so as you could probably understand i am big time worried about whats happening to me, i dont want to end up as bad as i was the first time, even tho its getting to the point i dont want to leave the house, it makes me fee
Avatar f tn Too often, people suffer in silence! You don't have to! From what I read depression is very common in a chronic illness such as MS. I tried lexapro shortly after I was dx to help with the overwhelming feelings I was experiencing. But I only stayed on a few months as I didn't like the side effects. Then I tried switching to Welbutrin, and only stayed on a few weeks as it made me VERY anxious and manic. Everyone responds differently though, and I am not one to like meds anyway.
2010625 tn?1329375656 I was just wondering what causes Fibromyalgia? Can Anxiety, Depression/Bipolar, IBS, or Genital Herpes cause it?
Avatar n tn Seeing these posts makes me realize that I can cut down and then out. I have anxiety disorder and depression. I am tired of the depression and know the #1 cause of it and this is a new year for me to begin my life. Thank you.
Avatar m tn Proper treatment for mental illness along with social awareness make things easy to combat with problems related to mental health. Mental illness does not only mean anxiety or depression. The root lies in the feeling of not feeling oneself precious. The very sense of feeling oneself valuable brings about self-confidence and also self-discipline. This is considered as the key to mental peace. Still the world has to learn that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.
618210 tn?1223930565 What you took most certainly would not have been 100% ecstasy. Dealers mix and match that sh!t up with cocaine and pcp and other subtances. Ecstasy causes serotonin levels to drop below normal, which impairs the brain's ability to learn, retain information and regulate mood. It appears that Ecstasy causes serotonin receptors, which allow the serotonin to fire in the brain, to shrink from overuse.
Avatar f tn I am a university student in my second year, and since September I have been ill with an undiagnosed illness which causes me to be seriously ill (vomiting, diarrhoea etc) for up to a week approximately every few weeks, but there is no pattern. My health is never quite right in between these episodes: I have lost 20% of my body weight alone. I have had many tests looking, mainly looking at crohn's disease possibilities, but so far there are frustratingly no results.
Avatar f tn If you can find one and can pay for one, as they almost never take insurance, there's a type of psychiatrist called a functional physician -- they understand mental illness, but first look for all pertinent physiological causes before diagnosing it as mental illness.
Avatar n tn Even now that my doctor done all tests, he thinks that I have some physical pain but what's making it greater is my depression. My constant search on the internet for the possible causes of my disease got me closer to be crazy, I found all possible cancers & serious illnesses which after I find out about them I feel even sicker! I'm constantly anxious when I'm feeling nausia, I lost interest in everything that I used to like before, I have no energy.
6610335 tn?1382967069 It is very much a physical illness as much as a mental one, as changes in the brain in a person suffering from depression can be found using an MRI scan, even though it is not a useful diagnostic tool for depression itself. Studies to understand the different forms and causes of depression continue to expand the knowledge base on this illness though we are a long way from truly understanding its many causes and forms, but even small insights help doctors find better treatments all the time.
384099 tn?1226447029 I agree that anxiety/depression is a mental illness but that's a million miles from the terms "mental" and "crazy". I don't think anyone with a mental illness needs those terms thrown around (apart from calling yourself crazy which I often do). I think it is a blessing to be able to identify with others that are struggling with their thoughts and minds whether they have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or any other illness.
Avatar n tn Is there a direct relationship between depression and addiction? I'm researching the relation between mental problems and addiction, and the 'psychological/mental' causes of addiction, and I am wondering whether depressive people are more vulnerable to addiction, and if so, how come? Are they more vulnerable to a certain type of addiction? (drugs, alcholol?) Thank you!
675316 tn?1234218695 Dr's should rule out physical causes for pursuing a psychological one. That said, certainly anxiety can cause the symptoms you describe, particularly the dizziness. Usually it is not a threat to your health or life. But is frustrating and scary. Have you thought about ways to try and slow down the process. By relaxing, deep breathes, awareness and telling yourself you will be okay. This can help. Medications can help. Not sure about the conversion disorder. Certainly possible.