Monday, June 2, 2008

Aches and pains

Am I depressed or burnt out or unhealthy or lack of exercise or just ageing? I've been getting aches at various places lately, although I know some are from previous injuries from being too active outdoors. This prompted to me Google and I found this quite informative.

Body Aches May Signal Depression
Counseling May Be Better Than Drugs for Those With Unexplained Physical Ills
By Sid Kirchheimer

WebMD Health NewsJuly 20, 2004 -- Why is it that so many people with depression are never identified as having the condition, while about half of those who are diagnosed fail to improve with medications proven to be effective? New research shows the explanations may be in their initial symptoms.

Depression is a mood disorder diagnosed by tell-tale symptoms such as fatigue, lethargy, or poor sleep. But depression may manifest itself in physical aches and pains that offer no obvious cause, such as unexplained chest pain, muscle ache, trembling, or hot flashes.

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