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Can anxiety&depression cause nausea & no appetite? I can hardly eat anymore & am losing weight. What can I do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Both anxiety &

depression can be associated with anxiety and weight loss.
But, it needs to be determined if an unidentified medical issue could be the cause. Thus medical eval to rule out medical causes is prudent. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of >

In brief: Both anxiety &

depression can be associated with anxiety and weight loss.
But, it needs to be determined if an unidentified medical issue could be the cause. Thus medical eval to rule out medical causes is prudent. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of >
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active.
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