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Does depression make you itch?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
It is true that depression causes folks to think to the point where they spend so much time doing that they get onto mental mischief.
When that happens every thing they experience can be magnified in intensity, especially little things like itching. Doing things and not thinking so much seems a more productive way to go.

In brief: Probably not
It is true that depression causes folks to think to the point where they spend so much time doing that they get onto mental mischief.
When that happens every thing they experience can be magnified in intensity, especially little things like itching. Doing things and not thinking so much seems a more productive way to go.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No, depression won't make you itch.
But those who are depressed often more aware of what they are thinking and feeling, both emotionally and physically. You may more easily perceive itching than before.

In brief: No
No, depression won't make you itch.
But those who are depressed often more aware of what they are thinking and feeling, both emotionally and physically. You may more easily perceive itching than before.
Dr. James Fox
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
In brief: Yes
The common factor that causes depression and itching is tryptophan need - if body does not digest protein there is lack of gut serotonin -happy hormone for the brain and people who itch are also deficient in b vitamins -b3 look up pellagra see whether your itching are around these areas.
The other cause for itching is thyroid hormones which can create both dry skin and mood change -so could be.

In brief: Yes
The common factor that causes depression and itching is tryptophan need - if body does not digest protein there is lack of gut serotonin -happy hormone for the brain and people who itch are also deficient in b vitamins -b3 look up pellagra see whether your itching are around these areas.
The other cause for itching is thyroid hormones which can create both dry skin and mood change -so could be.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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