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13 Mar 2003

weight gain due to deppression
Eventhough I follow a healthy eating plan religiously, DietDoc suggested that I may be unable to lose weight due to deppression. Is this possible and if so why?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Yes, Janet, Depression can indeed affect one's appetite, choice of diet, and weight. The control of appetite, like the control of mood, is a complex mechanism involving overlapping processes, chemical and hormonal. With depression, some people lose appetite and lose weight ; others gain appetite and gain weight. If you are indeed suffering from a Depression, it would be wise to get an opinion from an accessible shrink, and consider proper treatment for the Depression. And any therapist values a client who follows plans religiously !
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