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could you lose weight from stress?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes, you can: But it's not a healthy way to lose weight. Severe stress can make you very anxious and sometimes forget to eat. It can interfere with sleep also, and over time depression can result also. Depression commonly results in poor appetite, weight loss, loss of interest in activities, social isolation, sleep disturbance, negative thinking, etc. Please see your doctor if any of this is happening w/you.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Does stress cause you to lose weight?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
It may or may not: While some peole lose their appetite in response to stress, others tend to eat more and gain weight.
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Could stress make me lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: When some people become stressed they may lose their appetite and miss meals.

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