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How does our emotional health affect our physical health?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner
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Mental health conditions can and do impact physical health for many people. Someone who suffers from depression may lack the energy and motivation to exercise or eat healthy, for example. Studies have also shown that poorly managed chronic depression is associated with brain atrophy (shrinking). 

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