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A 17-year-old female asked:

Could stress and depression lead to illness i have exams and i cry, im miserable so scared it'll last for a month afraid something happens to me?

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Dr. Joshua Kane
Specializes in Psychiatry
Lower immunity: Stress can lower the effectiveness of your immune system, which can make it easier to get sick
Last updated Nov 10, 2017


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