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Is it true that depression can cause muscle & joint pain?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, somatic symptom
Yes it can. In otherwise healthy adults, depression often presents to primary docs as physical symptoms such as muscle/joint pain, headaches, insmonia etc.
..Some people do have muscle/joint pain as in arthritis/fibromyalgia and depression can make those symptoms worse--more noticeable to the patient. So, i would recommend a follow-up eval with your doc and express your concerns. Good luck.

In brief: Yes, somatic symptom
Yes it can. In otherwise healthy adults, depression often presents to primary docs as physical symptoms such as muscle/joint pain, headaches, insmonia etc.
..Some people do have muscle/joint pain as in arthritis/fibromyalgia and depression can make those symptoms worse--more noticeable to the patient. So, i would recommend a follow-up eval with your doc and express your concerns. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depression/pain
Studies show increased somatic complaints in depression, primarily skeletal, headaches, & gi.

In brief: Depression/pain
Studies show increased somatic complaints in depression, primarily skeletal, headaches, & gi.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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