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A 19-year-old female asked:

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
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur.
Feb 25, 2015

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