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Do you think anxiety. stress, depression etc can make you ill more often?

I never use to be unwell at all, never so much as a cold, nothing! but this year it seems i am constantly getting ill with colds, flu, viral infection etc could my immune system be weekened by anxiety, stress or depression?
Category: Anxiety 10 years ago
vickie_1991
Asked 10 years ago

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I don't know for sure but I have heard many times that stress can effect your immune system. I don't know how true that is. It seems to make sense to me though.
Answered 10 years ago

Yes. been dealing with that one forever...and this past week. PsychologyToday just published an article about it last week. Okay...i don't know if it was [i]published[/i] last week, but that's when they put the link to it on their twitter. I don't know if you have twitter or not, so i will try and find the link for you. Hopefully that helps.
disordered
Answered 10 years ago
disordered

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/hide-and-seek/201205/managing-stress Hope this helps!
disordered
Answered 10 years ago
disordered

Yes actually I believe so. I am a jr high student and i last year I was diagnosed with severe anxiety, panic disorder, migraines, and moderate depression. Since then I have missed school (if you add up all the days) two months in this school year alone. And I mostly end up cold, flu, etc.
Answered 10 years ago

I'm actually not sure. It probably depends more on your immune system. I had the flu once in the past year and thats about normal for me without anxiety.
kerry1994
Answered 10 years ago
kerry1994

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