"50% of Depression Sufferers Complain of these Physical Symptoms of Depression. Do You?"

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You could be experiencing physical symptoms of depression and perhaps not even know it. Here's the proof...

Unexplained physical symptoms of depression were present in 50% of all depressed patients worldwide. Seattle researchers reported this in a study of over 25,000 patients at 15 primary care centres on five continents.

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"How your physical pain can often keep your doctor guessing..."

The trouble is, too often your physical pain may be sending you or your doctor on a wild goose hunt looking for a different cause. The true source of the problem and your depression may go untreated as well as unrecognized.

"What if you could be suffering from typical physical symptoms of depression?"

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Depression, burn out, mental fatigue – whatever you may call it affects your entire body. For some reason, we have separated our minds from our bodies in the last decade of medicine, or perhaps two. We think that if something is wrong in our body, it won’t affect our mind. We forget that our neck connects our head to the rest of our body.

So, if you have physical pain, you could be suffering from depression. It’s usually a combination of physical pain along with feeling hopeless and helpless, but not always…

"We're becoming more sensitized that major depressive disorder has physical as well as emotional symptoms," says Stephen M. Stahl, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. He believes that the many unrecognized cases of depression—as high as 50% of all cases—may be ones that do not complain of depressed mood.

In a study of over 25,000 patients at 15 primary care centers on five continents, Seattle researchers found that 50% of all depressed patients worldwide report multiple unexplained physical symptoms. (Source: “When Depression Hurts” - Psychology Today Magazine- Hara Estroff Marano - Jul/Aug 2002)

The trouble is, too often your physical pain may be sending you or your doctor on a wild goose hunt looking for a different cause. The true source of the problem and your depression may go untreated as well as unrecognized.

Do you suffer from these physical symptoms of depression?

Here are the physical symptoms of depression:

-Back pain
-Neck pain
-Migraines
-Leg pain
-Chest pain
-Stomach problems (digestion) – diarrhoea or constipation
-Dizziness or lightheadedness
-Exhaustion – sleeping at night and during the day
-Lack of sleep – waking up early, can’t fall asleep at night
-Change in eating – weight loss or weight gain

(Source: National Institute of Mental Health: “Depression”)

"What to do if you think you suffer from these physical symptoms of depression?"

These symptoms can also mean another illness either besides depression or in addition to your depression. Take our online depression test. Then take the results to your doctor.

Then, read our powerful 6 Steps Report which shares with you step by step what to apply to your life based on the research from leading medical journals.

There is hope! You are worth it!

Warmest regards,

merri ellenMerri Ellen

Researcher, Editor of Cure-Your-Depression.com

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Sources:

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth edition, Text Revision.

American Psychiatric Association: "Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depression," 2000. Fochtmann, L. and Gelenberg, A.

Guideline Watch: Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder, 2nd Edition. Focus, Winter 2005: vol 3: pp 34-42.

WebMD Medical News: "Study Links Depression and Pain." Manning, J. The Brain-Body Connection and the Relationship Between Depression and Pain. Medscape. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: "Finding Peace of Mind: Treatment Strategies for Depression and Bipolar Disorder."

National Mental Health Association: "Depression: What You Need to Know."

National Institute of Mental Health: “Deprsession”http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/depression.cfm

“The Link Between Depression and Physical Symptoms” -Psychiatrist.com- Madhukar H. Trivedi, M.D.http://www.psychiatrist.com/pcc/pccpdf/v06s01/v06s0103.pdf

“Physical symptoms of depression may be misdiagnosed”- medicalnewstoday.comhttp://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=10857

“Symptoms of Depression” – Infrapsych.com www.infrapsych.com/root/1033/Depression/Depression_Symptoms.htm

“When Depression Hurts” - Psychology Today Magazine- Hara Estroff Marano - Jul/Aug 2002