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I'm depressed. Could my depression affect my skin?

I'm depressed. Could my depression affect my skin?

Yes: Usually with depression people stop doing things they used to do, this can include stopping their usual skincare regimen. They may also touch their face more, which can lead to more acne. Or some people start scratching their scalp or other parts of their skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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My skin has become thin and sagging due to usage of topical medicine in the past. please help me what to do? Iam going to depression help.

My skin has become thin and sagging due to usage of topical medicine in the past. please help me what to do?  Iam  going to depression help.

See ans: See a dermatologist for skin problem to get proper diagnosis and guidance. Not clear if you mean you're depressed because of your skin condition or for other reasons. Get help for your skin. You may feel lots better. If depression persists, see a mental health professional for guidance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My grandmother is in depression and her skin itches so much that her blood comes out of the skin when she itches, what could it be?

My grandmother is in depression and her skin itches so much that her blood comes out of the skin when she itches, what could it be?

1st of all: Have internist or pcp review meds that she is taking. See if she is allergic to any of them?- food allergy (after many years of itching my mother was found to have several food allergies)- referral to allergist!- stay away from over the counter itch meds(unless approved by pcp)--good luck. ...Read more

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Dear sir, does dry and pale skin belongs to depression?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Dear sir, does dry and pale skin belongs to depression?

Dry skin: Not per se, but other factors need to be ruled out, such as medications or anxiety. ...Read more

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Can anxiety & depression cause skin rashes to form on your body?

Can anxiety & depression cause skin rashes to form on your body?

Possible: Possible, but before concluding that first it would be wise to rule out allergies, skin reactions to soaps, medication reactions, and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Prednisolone controls lupus but side effects destroying her skin elasticity causing deep depression. Sos!?

Prednisolone controls lupus but side effects destroying her skin elasticity causing deep depression. Sos!?

Corticosteroids!: Prednisone and related drugs increase Insulin resistance, depress growth hormone secretion, thin the skin, cause personality changes, etc. These are proportional to dose. These are quite common. I believe in low doses for most people who may benefit from them. Of all the drugs i use, corticosteroids are the most universal in side effects. ...Read more

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I read taking detoxified iodine daily in water or on the skin relieves many things such as depression, weight gain, low energy, etc. Is this true?

I read taking detoxified iodine daily in water or on the skin relieves many things such as depression, weight gain, low energy, etc.  Is this true?

Don't count on it: Their may be anecdotal reports, but no large double blind placebo controlled studies have been carried out to stand been this assertion. If you are depressed, i would see your family doctor, a psychiatrist or a therapist and they will work together to get you feeling better. ...Read more

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Dr. Caroline Cribari
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