How does depression affect your physical health?

Lower resistance. Decreased resistance don't take care of self lower pain threshold.
The short answer is. Significantly, unless you deal early and quickly with depression. Many things can happen to your body when depression runs unchecked. Hypertension, diabetes and other genetic predispositions can show up under the stress of depression it's also true that those predispositions can be kept dormant by limiting as much stress as you can from your daily life. That means treating your depression early.

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I've heard depression can a persons physical health. How badly can it hurt a person?

Depression. Clinical depression is sad affect, depressed mood, changes in energy/sleep/appetite, poor memory/concentration, loss of interests, physical complaints such as pain, feelings of helplessness/hopelessness/despair/giving up/self hatred, crying spells. Depression can worsen other medical illnesses such as Diabetes, HTN, Stomach ulcers, etc. , as well as complicate their treatment. Read more...

I've heard that depression, stress, ect. Can take a toll on your physical health. In what ways?

You heard right! Each of those feelings set into action a whole long sequence of biochemical events that have impacts on many bodily organ systems. If they happen frequently for years and years, yes - it certainly takes a toll. You are wise to think about this and to take steps to resolve issues in your life that bring about depression and stress, etc. Take care! Read more...

What is causing extreme anxitey attacks? I am depressed, get closterphobic in any crowds or small groups, even family, church, stores etc. I cry alot, can't concentrate. I am 48 and in very good physical health. I walk or run every day and have always had

Your . Your anxiety goes hand in hand with your claustrophobia (which is an anxiety disorder in iteslf). It sounds like you need intensive psychiatric treatment which may or may not include medications. If you have not sought out a mental health professional you should do so right away. Look to your family for support and help. All the best. Read more...
Have you tried. Psychotherapy? Both cognitive behavioral and insight oriented work may be needed. Medication may also help until psychotherapy can help you reduce the anxiety and fear of social situations. Read more...
Hormonal? Could you be in the early stages of menopause? That would suggest an organic cause of your anxitey, depression and closterphobia. Read more...

Depressed, meds not working, every so often sucidal, physical health low, self harming also and med hoarding. Hellp please?

Crisis line. If your dr can't see you today, then you need to go to the er for help. Read more...
Crisis line. You have already shown great courage and proved a desire to live. Please get to the emergency room or crisis line now. Of people in your situation 99% are very glad one year later they have not done anything to harm themselves. Read more...