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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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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

Thank you :)

1:53PM PDT on Jun 26, 2013

Thank you.

5:32AM PDT on Jun 26, 2013

thank you

8:54AM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

I think this is great information, I suffer from chronic back pain from an injury at work 7 years ago as well as fibromyalgia and lupus. I was also diagnosed with major depression as a result of this and I experience these symptoms on a daily basis.

4:30AM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Handle stress

5:14AM PDT on May 12, 2013

Depression is a serious illness

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