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A 19-year-old male asked:

Can anxiety and depression cause decreased appetite? also cannot sleep at night

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Anxiety&Depression: Yes, anxiety and depression can interfere w/appetite and sleep. The pandemic is adding to this for many people at the moment. You may have additional emotional stress that could use attention as well. A clinical psychologist can be helpful and HT has online ones. Peace and good health.
Dr. Luis Fernando Mesta Carrillo
Specializes in Medicina Ocupacional
Yes, and other...: Anxiety and depression symptoms can be different in every person. However, it is usual that changes in personal habits and appetite, sleep disorders and relation problems with beloved ones occur. It is important to ask for a certified counselor or therapist for a clear diagnosis and appropriate treatment. It is important to avoid ignoring the symptoms and ask for help.

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Last updated Apr 29, 2020

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