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How do i know if i'm depressed or have anxiety? and is it genetic? my mother and grandfather have both and father has anxiety.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Sometimes there can: be a genetic predisposition to anxiety & /or depression. 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

Answered 2/25/2015

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