Why depression causes weight loss

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Avatar n tn Causes of secondary amenorrhea include stress and anxiety, malnutrition, depression, overexercising, sudden weight loss or gain (obesity),thyroid disorders and hormonal imbalance due to polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS).Smoking is also associated with secondary amenorrhea. Sometimes tumors of the ovaries and brain may also cause absence of menstruation. Some of these causes are modifiable like if you are having stress then yoga and meditation and antianxiety medicines can help you out.
459133 tn?1212851291 is it okay if im taking xenical with a herbal weight loss tea???...sometimes i feel my heart palpitate.is that dangerous???
Avatar n tn If you have cut down on fat and carbohydrates then this can explain the weight loss. 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 10 lbs is a significant weight loss for me since I have a very small frame. Also, the panic attcks I have sufferred from for many years have increased. I know that weight loss can accompany other depressive symptoms, but can someone please explain to me what is physically going on in my body that causes this to happen? It is baffling to me how I can be dropping weight like this! Also, what can I do to stop this & regain the weight in a healthy way?
Avatar f tn If you are going through a tough time in life it can cause depression, like loss of a job, someone close to you passed away, etc..Have you noticed any changes lately before the depression hit. Talk to you doctor about depression and what you are feeling. I hope you get the help you need. God bless!
Avatar m tn I am in a "depression class" (thanks Kaiser), and they say memory loss is very common with depression. With all the physical problems & meds to deal with them, who wouldn't be depressed????? I started on anti-depressants after 3 years sober, still very very depressed. It helps for a while, then stopped. I realize my entire life I have been depressed, and now have Fibromyalgia, and take Wellbutrin for that.
Avatar f tn Unless you have a medical condition or take a medication that causes weight issues, either you're eating too many calories or not getting enough exercise.
Avatar f tn Guilty as charged but a good tool if a patient is truly their own best advocate. Unexplained Weight Loss/Appetite Loss/Depression are all symptoms of various cancers, thyroid issues. So...I'm scared and sad and a bit at a loss. The weight continues to drop (indicated more by clothes fit than scale) and it seems to my eyes to be more muscle than fat. I continue to have nearly no interest in food and at this point, 2 drs are going to blame a nearly 30 lb weight loss on anxiety. Again...
Avatar n tn There is no evidence which suggests vitamin B12 supplementation causes weight loss. There may be indirect factors which lead to weight loss. One of them is the awareness of being overweight. Seroquel does play a role in weight gain. And the most important factor to be considered is the depression. Depression itself is a major risk factor for weight gain. Treat your depression, get to a good exercise schedule and you will see a reduction in weight.
Avatar f tn WELL YOU SHOULD GO AND TALK TO SOMEONE PROFESSIONAL SO YOU CAN TALK TO THEM ABOUT WHY YOU ARE DEPRESS. THAT IS WHY YOU ARE LOSING WEIGHT BECAUSE YOU ARE DEPRESS AND DEPRESSION CAUSES YOU NOT TO HAVE AN APPETITE SO IF YOU DON'T EAT THEN OF COURSE YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE WEIGHT..YES YOU SHOULD TRY AND EAT SOMETHING SO YOU CAN HAVE MEAT ON YOUR BONES BECAUSE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WILL CAUSE YOU GET SICK EASILY. WELL I PRAY THAT YOU WILL GET BETTER AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU DECIDE....
Avatar f tn Causes of secondary amenorrhea include stress and anxiety, malnutrition, depression, overexercising, sudden weight loss or gain (obesity),thyroid disorders and hormonal imbalance due to polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS).Smoking is also associated with secondary amenorrhea. Sometimes tumors of the ovaries and brain may also cause absence of menstruation.
Avatar n tn Also, my medication that I have to be on for the rest of my life causes Weight Gain. I am in a group with others who are on the same medication. A good 75% are having the same problem I am having. Others are just too sick to eat. I really need to correspnd more often with others going through the same thing. I really believe the mood your in is what makes us eat. I am trying to stop and think about why I am eating. Am I really hungry or is just something to occupy me.
Avatar f tn Yes, you can gain weight on Effexor. You can also lose. The difficulty with Effexor is it's an snri, not an ssri, which means it has affinity not just for serotonin but also norepinephrine. That can make it a very difficult drug to be on and come off of, but it can also make it very effective for those who suffer from depression primarily and anxiety secondarily, since norepinephrine is much more specific to depression than serotonin.
Avatar f tn Instead of using all these synthetic weight loss pills why dont you try some natural supplements which are more effective and wont cause any dangerous effects on you.
Avatar f tn Too little TSH indicates you have hyperthyroidism or over active thyroid, producing too much thyroid hormone - common symptoms are weight loss, diarrhea, hand tremors, fatigue, depression, rapid heart rate, palpitations, anxiety, hair loss.
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.
Avatar n tn Hello, You seem to be having secondary amenorrhea and the cause needs to be found out. Causes of secondary amenorrhea include stress and anxiety, malnutrition, depression, overexercising, sudden weight loss or gain (obesity),thyroid disorders and hormonal imbalance due to polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS).Smoking is also associated with secondary amenorrhea. Sometimes tumors of the ovaries and brain may also cause absence of menstruation.
Avatar n tn Yes, drug abuse is a possibility and blood tests are needed to rule that out. 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, cancers and hypothyroidism.
Avatar f tn In which case taking help from a doctor specialized in treating eating disorders will help. 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.
1401945 tn?1280932432 I'm going thru the same thing. I usually eat pretty good and say away from gluten but after my miscarriage, I ate everything in site! I've gained a few pounds and I'm trying to do better now. I'm sorry to say, mine was depression once my hormones got back to normal. I hope you feel better and I'm so sorry you have to go thru this. Take care.
Avatar f tn Well that's very great news. Some of us are on medications that don't cause weight gain and it is much better. But some of us still are and the medications still work and don't cause other problems. For myself, the mood stabilizer I take Clonidine causes weight gain. I bought some chocolates today and I had already eaten dessert. I was going to snack on them anyway but I told myself not to or the weight gain would start so I didn't.
Avatar m tn Unexplained Weight Loss- 102 pounds Loss of Appetite Numbness in Hands and Feet Shortness of Breath Loss of memory Severe Headaches starting in either the left or right temple. Pain in the left eye Heaviness in the chest area. Nerve pain in legs when using an electric blanket Cold Spells Unexplained Crying episodes Muscle spasms & cramps in feet & lower legs.
Avatar m tn What causes memory loss for depression, stress or something? By neuron cell breakdown?
Avatar f tn In which case taking help from a doctor specialized in treating eating disorders will help. 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, eating disorders, cancers and hypothyroidism.
Avatar n tn I'm not sure what you're asking us. Has the weight loss left you at an unhealthy weight for your height and build? If so, you need to see your doctor immediately. If you are happy about the weight loss and find it beneficial to your health, consider that a very nice side effect. Some ADs DO affect our weight, but usually not to extremes. You are not losing weight at a dangerous rate. 4.5lbs a month is a safe and healthy rate.
Avatar f tn I think depression can lead to weight loss. Before i went on mirtazapine My weight was a bit under what is should have been. Now Ive put on over a stone and want to get off mitrazapine as it no longer helps with depression. But I lost nearly a stone five years ago due to severe depression so it can cause weight loss. I want now want to lose a stone and get back to my normal weight of 11 stone for my build . I hate being overweight.