Jed Diamond, Ph.D. has been a health-care professional for morethan 40 years. He is the author of 9 books, including
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Depression clearly has a harmful effect on physical health,although the biological reasons for the link between body andmind are unclear. It may be that depression affects healthbecause people develop a fatalistic attitude and stop taking careof themselves. Recently, a reader asked us: "Sometimes whenI'm feeling depressed, my body also feels achy or I feel tired. Arethese related?" Here’s what we know.
According to information from
Johns Hopkins Health Alerts,
Depression involves a combination of emotional and physicalsymptoms. Some experts believe that the imbalance of brainchemicals that leads to depression can also affect how a personexperiences physical pain. Many people with depression suffer fromchronic pain or other physical symptoms, including headaches, backpain, muscle aches, joint pain, fatigue, insomnia, dizziness andweight changes.