5 Physical Signs You May Be Depressed

Therese J. Borchard

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADo these questions sound familiar?

  • Are you tired or fatigued?
  • Do you have trouble falling asleep?
  • Do you have little interest in doing things you once enjoyed?
  • Do you feel sad, depressed, or hopeless?

They are typical questions asked by a doctor (psychiatrist, general practitioner, gynecologist) or provided in a questionnaire to screen for depression. However, you could be snoozing like a baby, performing at work just fine, and training for a marathon only to have some really bad back pain that won’t go away.

Could it be depression?

Yes.

In a study published in Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 69 percent of persons who met the criteria of depression consulted a doctor for aches and pains. Mood disorders can show up in surprising symptoms – like migraines, bloating, backaches, or joint pain.

Moreover, these aches and pains don’t go away – and can get downright dangerous — if the depression…

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2 thoughts on “5 Physical Signs You May Be Depressed

    • She’s wonderful isn’t she? I followed her blog years ago & only just started again. I will have to look into her books & support groups! Thanks so much for reading! 🙂

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