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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have been very depressed. i am now very sick and have most symptoms of covid. could the symptoms just be normal ill feeling related to the depression or is it best to go get tested?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
COVID testing helps: There are many signs that may suggest depression, such as: feelings of sadness or hopelessness, angry outbursts or irritability, loss of interest in normal activities, sleep disturbances, tiredness or a lack of energy, either weight gain or weight loss due to appetite changes, anxiety or restlessness, slowed thinking, feeling worthless, etc... Seeing one's primary care doctor is a good start.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19 concerns: Don't know which symptoms you have. COVID 19 sx’s: dry cough, shortness of breath, chest tightness, nasal congestion, sneezing, fever, headache, sore throat, feeling tired, loss of sense of taste/smell, decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, chills & muscle aches. Agree with Dr. Kwok that medical assessment is likely the best way to proceed.

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