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Why is depression often related to weight gain? Is it chemical?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Modern theory suggests depression is biochemical.

In brief: Yes

Modern theory suggests depression is biochemical.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's a symptom

Sometimes, folks with mood disturbances eat more and gain weight or they lose their appetite and lose weight.
It is very common for a person to have a change in appetite associated with changes of their moods or even when feeling anxious or nervous. There are medical conditions, like a thyroid problem, which can mimic the signs of depression including a change of appetite and weight.

In brief: It's a symptom

Sometimes, folks with mood disturbances eat more and gain weight or they lose their appetite and lose weight.
It is very common for a person to have a change in appetite associated with changes of their moods or even when feeling anxious or nervous. There are medical conditions, like a thyroid problem, which can mimic the signs of depression including a change of appetite and weight.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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