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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 8 years ago
vickie_1991
Asked 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
disordered

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/hide-and-seek/201205/managing-stress Hope this helps!
disordered
Answered 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
kerry1994

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