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What is the connection between depression or anxiety, and blushing?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Blushing

Blushing is a wonderful example of the mind-body connection.
In many of us, emotional feelings of embarrassment or shame lead to an internal experience of anxiety and physical heat/flushing -- which shows up on our skin as "blushing." particular situations may bring out these responses, such as social anxiety and others. Depression can complicate all this. Consult a therapist to explore more.

In brief: Blushing

Blushing is a wonderful example of the mind-body connection.
In many of us, emotional feelings of embarrassment or shame lead to an internal experience of anxiety and physical heat/flushing -- which shows up on our skin as "blushing." particular situations may bring out these responses, such as social anxiety and others. Depression can complicate all this. Consult a therapist to explore more.
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