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17 years old, thin, suffering from anxiety, unable to gain weight. Can anxiety attacks cause weight loss?

I am 17, and have a question about anxiety ...I am underweight and my doc wants me to gain weight but I cant seem to. Its not the doc i can ask this kind of question too, but I am thinking that my anxiety may be keeping me from gaining any weight. I am counting calories to track my progress, How many calories can I lose from a small anxiety attack moderate attack and heavy attack? If you need too know my higth and all that, I am 5 -8 , female, and i do excersize a moderate amount.
Asked On : Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
Anxiety does add to loss of calories from your bod. It is difficult to calculate the exact number of calories that are lost but a mild attack can make you lose upto 100 K cal from your body. Please do not be anxious and be stress free.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 12 Jul 2012
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