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Does depression cause fatigue ?

Does depression cause fatigue
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Yes, change it: Any chronic condition, especially if longstanding, can cause fatigue. Avoid all milk protein, grains, lentils. Consume plenty of flesh foods, eggs, avocados, vegetables, olive/coconut oil, butter. Get 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or take vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day, and a good probiotic (not yogurt based). You should notice a significant improvement in 1 month. ...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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Is my fatigue caused by depression something physical?

Is my fatigue caused by depression something physical?

R/o physical symptom: Fatigue can be a symptom of depression, physical ailment or both. In order to diagnose depression, physical problems need to be ruled out. I would recommend going to your primary care doctor and have a full check up. If everything is fine, or if there's a physical ailment, i would still recommend contacting mental health provider to help you cope with your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you have extreme fatigue that is too bad to be caused by depression alone?

Can you have extreme fatigue that is too bad to be caused by depression alone?

Is possible: While depression itself can cause fatigue, so can other medical illnesses. Hypothyroidism can mimic depression and cause fatigue as well. See your doctor to rule out any underlying illness. ...Read more

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Is it common for depression medication to cause excess fatigue or does this mean you are overdosing or on the wrong one?.

Is it common for depression medication to cause excess fatigue or does this mean you are overdosing or on the wrong one?.

Don't know: which antidepressant you take but sedation can be a side effect for some. Talk to your prescribing medical provider about any side effects you are experiencing. ...Read more

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What can help fatigue caused by depression and anxiety?

What can help fatigue caused by depression and anxiety?

Exercise: Exercise has been shown to help with fatigue. This seems backwards but it works. Eat healthy foods, get enough sleep and force yourself as much as is possible to at least get outside and walk. You don't have to feel like it to exercise and it will help clear your head and relax your body which will help your fatigue level. ...Read more

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Is my fatigue caused by depression or something infectious?

Is my fatigue caused by depression or something infectious?

Only exam with tell: This requires a complete evaluation by a physician. There are chacteristics of both sharing only fatigue as a single symptom. Extensive testing is only indicated after a good history and physical. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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