4 doctors weighed in:

Does being bored cause depression?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

It's helpful if you're bored to take a bread-do something fun, take a walk or maybe read a good book.

In brief: No

It's helpful if you're bored to take a bread-do something fun, take a walk or maybe read a good book.
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Dr. Kira Stein
Psychiatry

In brief: Stress

Feeling perpetually bored, dissatisfied, or unfulfilled can be stressful.
If the stress is severe it can cause increased expression of pro-depression genes. Talk therapy can help people process why they are feeling bored and unfulfilled, and help them come to terms with decisions that need to be made for a more positive & purposeful life, and can help reduce depression before they get serious.

In brief: Stress

Feeling perpetually bored, dissatisfied, or unfulfilled can be stressful.
If the stress is severe it can cause increased expression of pro-depression genes. Talk therapy can help people process why they are feeling bored and unfulfilled, and help them come to terms with decisions that need to be made for a more positive & purposeful life, and can help reduce depression before they get serious.
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