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why does my stomach hurt when i get ignored or sad?

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replied November 28th, 2010
Depression Answer A17389
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by stomach ache when you feel sad and ignored.
Depression and pain may share common pathogenic pathways, possibly involving serotonin; they are associated with the same range of predisposing environmental factors and early childhood experiences, and may be perpetuated by similar cognitive behaviours and that could be the reason for you feeling the pain when you are sad. But you need an appointment with your personal physician to rule out serious causes of stomach ache and detailed interview to establish the diagnosis of depression as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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