Monday, May 23, 2011

Cause #5 of Depression and Anxiety: Physical Factors

Physical Illness

Physical problems can affect your mood.

These include sleep apnea, nutritional deficiencies eg folate and B12 deficiency, thyroid disorders, sleep deprivation, certain medications, premenstrual syndrome, chronic pain, chronic diseases to name a few.

Your Family Doctor will need to rule out these physical factors as a routine part of your assessment of mood disorders including depression and anxiety.

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