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Can anxiety and depression being on genital herpes outbreaks?

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Dr. Alex Wargo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: This is possible

If your question is, will a genital herpes outbreak cause anxiety or depression.
If that is the question, you may be apprehensive ; therefore it certainly could be a cause of anxiety/depression. A psychiatrist would best be able to target the root of anxiety/depression. If your question is, can anxiety/depression bring on an outbreak, it's unlikely but possible, due to a weakened immune system.

In brief: This is possible

If your question is, will a genital herpes outbreak cause anxiety or depression.
If that is the question, you may be apprehensive ; therefore it certainly could be a cause of anxiety/depression. A psychiatrist would best be able to target the root of anxiety/depression. If your question is, can anxiety/depression bring on an outbreak, it's unlikely but possible, due to a weakened immune system.
Dr. Alex Wargo
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Herpes

Sure.
Can well be natural response to uncertainty about prognosis & outcome.

In brief: Herpes

Sure.
Can well be natural response to uncertainty about prognosis & outcome.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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