Physical Symptoms Of Depression

Physical Symptoms Of Depression

Physical Symptoms Of Depression

The common point of view is that depression afflicts the victim with emotional symptoms. A person who is suffering from depression has much to be content with. There are also physical symptoms of depression, which are closely related to the emotional symptoms. But mostly these physical symptoms are mistaken for other conditions or illnesses. It is helpful to understand these symptoms, which include:


These are very common in normal people nowadays, but headaches are also common in depression for many people. If anyone has a headache then these headaches will continue to worsen when in depression

Back pain

People who have a history of back pain or if a pain in their back has just started then these pains will continue to grow in intensity when in depression.

Chest pain

Usually chest pain is related to the problems in the heart and it is sometimes serious, so it is advisable to get the chest pain checked by a medical professional. Depression can also increase the discomfort which is associated with the chest pain, in fact depression can make worse any type of chronic pain like muscles and joint aches etc.

Digestive problems

Usually problems of digestion are related to other problems such as ulcer or gallbladder problems. But when people are depressed sometimes digestive problems develop in them which include loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea and constipation. People may not also eat too much and get too little exercise and all this can cause stomach and intestinal tract problems. Worry, anxiety and stress during depression can cause all these conditions to worsen.

Exhaustion and fatigue

No matter how much a person may sleep, they may still feel tired or worn out. And usually getting out of the bed in the morning may seem very hard or even impossible. And also a person feels slowed down and also that he may not have enough energy to do things.

Sleeping problems

Many people who suffer from depression can’t sleep well. They mostly wake up too early or can’t fall asleep when they go to bed and also the increased need for sleep or the ability to sleep for a long time without feeling refreshed are common among depression patients.