Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
165 Doctors are Online

Can a broken heart kill you ?

I am a 21 year old male who suffers from depression and avpd and social anxiety disorder. My self esteem is very low and I have always been alone. I was outside today and I could see couples kissing and holding hands and I realised that this is something I will never have and I feel hurt. My real question is can a person be so sad that they just stop functioning just stop living.
Asked On : Fri, 11 Dec 2009
Answers:  1 Views:  361
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
  User's Response
Yes - its called depression. Depression is a very debilitating and crippling illness. You cannot die from a broken heart - it just feels that way. Your whole life is crashing down and you feel like you want it to end. When you are severely depressed you do stop functioning, except on a basic level. Hygiene, nutrition, excercise, everything takes a back seat whilst you try and cope with the weight of the illness. You are still young and you can't say what will happen in the future. Take it from me - the world is full of amazing surprises. You could meet someone who totally understands you and be blissfully happy. You do not know for certain. At the same time, we are not defined by our relationships. Plenty of us live alone and are content to do so.
Answered: Fri, 11 Dec 2009
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor