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9 Physical Symptoms of Depression

Change in appetite or weight. Several studies have found excess weight to be linked with depression symptoms, a history of depression, and other measures of psychological distress (e.g. anxiety). Earlier studies also suggest a stronger link in women compared to men. However, this may be changing. According to 2006 study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, the depression-obesity link was found to be the same in both men and in women. Others suffering from depression experience a reduction in appetite and thus, weight loss.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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9:12PM PDT on Jun 25, 2014

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9:11PM PDT on Jun 25, 2014

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9:06AM PDT on May 7, 2014

I never knew that pain could be a manifestation of depression!

7:11PM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

Thank you.

2:52AM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

Thank you :)

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2:54AM PDT on Jun 27, 2013

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