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A 30-year-old member asked:

Did stress from anxiety in my childhood cause my depression?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 37 years experience
It's possible: There's no way to answer in your particular case, but it's clearly possible for childhood stress (and abuse/neglect) to cause depression in adulthood. The best way to address this question is to have an in-person mental health evaluation with a professional, and be sure to mention this specific concern. Good luck.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Does depression cause anxiety or does anxiety cause depression?

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Which came first -: the chicken or the egg?? Depression and anxiety are often co-morbid conditions. Additionally many people have "anxious depressions". One can cause the other to worsen. Take care.
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