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Can physical pain be caused by depression?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
12 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Many people with depression suffer from chronic pain or other physical pain.
They can have headaches, back pain, chest pain, muscle/joint pain, digestive symptoms, change in appetite, dizziness...There are chemical changes in the brain that can change how one perceives pain. http://www.webmd.com/depression/recognizing-depression-symptoms/physical-symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Many people with depression suffer from chronic pain or other physical pain.
They can have headaches, back pain, chest pain, muscle/joint pain, digestive symptoms, change in appetite, dizziness...There are chemical changes in the brain that can change how one perceives pain. http://www.webmd.com/depression/recognizing-depression-symptoms/physical-symptoms.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depression can mimic a large variety of physical disease or increase their severity.

In brief: Yes

Depression can mimic a large variety of physical disease or increase their severity.
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