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Can anxiety depression cause loss of appetite and sleeping problems currently i have no appetite and sleeping can i eat meals evan i am not hangry ?

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Dr. Satya Allaparthi
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Anxiety: Yes, the symptoms you mentioned can be caused by anxiety and depression. Try to eat small frequent meals that can improve your appetite.
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology 49 years experience
Also, do consider consultation with a psychiatrist about your depression and anxiety, which are now affecting your appetite and causing sleep dysfunction. An evaluation can let you know the medications available to treat your depression and/or anxiety, and if you need them now.
Jul 20, 2014
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology 49 years experience
Anxiety/Depression: These are symptoms usually associated with depression, with a component of anxiety. Talk with your family doctor first to make sure there's no underlying medical condition, and then get a psychiatric consultation to determine if medication is needed to treat your symptoms. You might be able to eat even if not hungry, but this is not the issue. Depression is.

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