Depression is a mental state but like so many mental states, it can affect our physical state as well. The body and mind are tied together and stress, anxiety, and depression can negatively affect one’s overall health. Depression has many negative side effects over time and it is important to understand how depression affects physical health and why it is important to get help.
The article, “Sick from Depression? It’s Not All in Your Head” by the health experts at Healthline discusses how depression can negatively affect the body. The article states,
“Depression isn’t just in your head. It can affect your entire life, body and all. If you think you’re depressed just remember: You’re not alone. There are tons of resources that will help your mind and body feel better soon”
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Depression can play a dangerous role in one’s physical health in almost every system of our body. It is important to remember that depression is a serious mental condition. It does not mean you are weak or that it is all in your head. It is important to treat depression as any other illness. Your mental but also your physical well being depend on it
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