What exactly do you mean, Vicky? I'm not sure if you mean physically sick or emotionally less hearty somehow. Because I wouldn't say we get more physically ill as a rule (in fact I wouldn't make many generalizations about
bps -- we all experience the disorder SOOOO differently) but it's possible that if he's feeling down he's having trouble fighting it off. I have a friend who is often ill, and she gets depressed about
how ill she is, and so she seems to stay ill longer/ get ill more frequently... it seems to be a vicious circle. Of course I don't know if that's based in "medical fact" but that's what it seems to be. She'll even acknowledge that to be the case -- her depression affects her immune system.
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It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare