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do i have anxiety or depression?

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Dr. Enrique Wulff
Neurology 45 years experience
Different issues: You may have one of them or both. Thanks
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not enough info to: answer your question. Major Depression is a mood disorder lasting a minimum of two weeks. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy,v concentration, v memory & suicidal thoughts. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur.
Sep 28, 2014
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Therapy and/or: Medications abound - but they have drawbacks. They work best in combo w/ good CBT therapy. Also, for very mild cases people can find relief through meditation, yoga, exercise and involvement in good healthy interests - including spiritual and religious groups that match your values. Best!

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I think I have anxiety, depression, and or hypochondriasis. How do I tell for sure?

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See your doctor: The most sure-fire way to know how to understand your symptoms is to get a professional evaluation. I suggest starting with your doctor and then seeing a specialist like a psychiatrist or psychologist if your doctor suggests it or refers you to someone. The positive news is that all of these conditions respond well to effective treatments. Don't delay, make an appointment so you can get better.
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How do I know if I have anxiety or depression?

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Psychiatric Eval.: Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts.**anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

How do I know if I have anxiety or depression as I feel I have them?

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Dr. Julia Mchugh
Clinical Psychology 11 years experience
Worries and sadness: Anxiety has to do with racing mind and trouble relaxing lots of worries ect. Depression is more sad feelings and thoughts which can also be worrisome but typically you are less motivated and want to be alone. Its is more about negative thinking and hopelessness. See a psychologist for additional consultation.
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How to know ir i Have anxiety or depression?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Symptoms: Symptoms of anxiety can include uncontrolled worrying, restlessness, increased muscle tension, irritability, problems wi sleep & concentration as well as feeling tired. Sx's of depression can include poor energy level, low or angry mood, change in sleep pattern, ^ or V appetite, feeling helpless or hopeless, V concentration, feelings of guilt, pessimism, etc. Your DR can assess to determine if
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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you have these. Take care.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can doctors from this website help me to find out if I have anxiety or depression?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Anxiety, Depression: Your Health is Precious!. Anxiety symptoms •Worrying •Too many thoughts racing •Irritability •Restlessness •Muscle tension •Sleep problem •Heart beating fast •Shallow or rapid breathing •Heartburn •Shakiness Depression symptoms •Marked sadness •Loss of weight •Poor sleep •Low energy •Guilt •Worthlessness •Hopelessness, Suicidal ideations Seeing a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and Therapy will help.

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