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A 43-year-old member asked:

What could cause general lack of energy in the body- tiredness and exhaustion, tensed muscles and anxiety?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
A few possibities: People with depression often experience changes in energy like this. So can people with various types of anxiety disorder. There can be other medical problems as well -- such as thyroid dysfunction, various chronic infections, anemias, etc. You could see your primary care physician for a history and physical, to sift through possibilities. Referral to a psychiatrist may be needed too.

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Last updated Apr 29, 2020

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