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Can depression be a symptom of scoliosis?

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In brief: Unlikely

Unless the scoliosis is severe enough to cause disfigurement, chronic pain, or limitation in physical capabilities, then no.

In brief: Unlikely

Unless the scoliosis is severe enough to cause disfigurement, chronic pain, or limitation in physical capabilities, then no.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not typically

The vast majority of cases are not directly associated.
Severe cases may cause severe disfigurement, loss of appetite, loss of independence, chronic pain, and even pulmonary and cardiac failure, all of which could contribute to depression. Please consider getting checked and getting the help you may need. Thank you for your question.

In brief: Not typically

The vast majority of cases are not directly associated.
Severe cases may cause severe disfigurement, loss of appetite, loss of independence, chronic pain, and even pulmonary and cardiac failure, all of which could contribute to depression. Please consider getting checked and getting the help you may need. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Not exactly

Scoliosis is a structural deformity of the spine.
Thought it is not itself a generator of depression, it may lead to poor self image which can result in depression. In point of fact, the word "orthopedics" means "straight children", and the symbol of orthopedics is a crooked tree supported by a rod. Both references to scoliosis treatment.

In brief: Not exactly

Scoliosis is a structural deformity of the spine.
Thought it is not itself a generator of depression, it may lead to poor self image which can result in depression. In point of fact, the word "orthopedics" means "straight children", and the symbol of orthopedics is a crooked tree supported by a rod. Both references to scoliosis treatment.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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