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Does anxiety cause depression?

Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
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Does anxiety cause depression?

Not causal: People who are depressed will often experience an increase in anxiety due to their depression. They are related, but i would not say that anxiety, per se, causes depression. Increased stress in your life could, however, lead to both depression and anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Does depression cause anxiety or does anxiety cause depression?

Does depression cause anxiety or does anxiety cause depression?

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. ...Read more

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What causes anxiety and depression?

What causes anxiety and depression?

The short answer: Currently, it is believed that they are caused by a combination of genetic predisposition and social, environmental factors and events. Usually a person predisposed to anxiety and depression will have difficulties adjusting to change and will not be emotionally resilient. That means can not recover quickly after a sad or challenging event. Tx: learn how to better cope, with/ without medication. ...Read more

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Does 5mg of levocetitizine cause anxiety or depression?

Does 5mg of levocetitizine cause anxiety or depression?

Generally no: Antihistamines generally do not cause anxiety or depression. Some of the older antihistamines are often used for anxiety. ...Read more

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Does dingulair cause anxiety or depression when taken for 2 months?

Singulair (montelukast) can cause: neuropsychiatric events, including anxiety & depression.The FDA requested that prescribing information include a precaution that post- marketing cases of agitation, aggression, anxiety, dream abnormalities, hallucinations, depression, insomnia, irritability, restlessness, & suicidal thinking & behavior have been reported. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has anxiety and depression caused by it. I'm wondering what i can do to help myself stay strong to help her and what i can do to helpher?

My girlfriend has anxiety and depression caused by it. I'm wondering what i can do to help myself stay strong to help her and what i can do to helpher?

Lend Her Your Ear: A common complaint i hear from my patients who suffer from depression/anxiety is, "no one listens to me or understands me". Educate yourself about her diagnosis. Ask her what she needs, then listen carefully to her reply. Provide a non-judgemental, compassionate, safe environment for her. The following website will provide invaluable info: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/index.Shtml. Good luck to both. ...Read more

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Can being frustrated / worried over something every single day all day cause anxiety and depression?

Can being frustrated / worried over something every single day all day cause anxiety and depression?

It sure can: Try not to fixate on your issue, but it is obviously hard for you to do, so get counseling and hopefully some relief form your worry and stress/depression. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism cause anxiety or depression?

Is hypothyroidism cause anxiety or depression?

Yes: Hypothyroidism can cause mood changes such as anxiety and depression. Your symptoms should improve when you take thyroid medication. It may take a few months for your thyroid to normalize. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and depression cause severe sudden fatigue?

Can anxiety and depression cause severe sudden fatigue?

Fatigue: Anxiety and depression can manifest in many ways, including sudden fatigue. It is important that you see your doctor to rule out other causes such as glucose or thyroid imbalance. After that, seeing a clinical psychologist to address the cause and learn ways to cope can be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can not eating ( stress, anxiety, depression) cause diabetes ?

Can not eating ( stress, anxiety, depression) cause diabetes ?

Almost certainly not: Not eating is a dangerous thing to do even if it does not cause diabetes. You should see a health professional to get advice about your concerns. Please take care of yourself by eating, sleeping and doing other things that your body needs. ...Read more

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Can anxiety/depression cause a person to develop or be more suceptible to developing raynaud's disease?

Can anxiety/depression cause a person to develop or be more suceptible to developing raynaud's disease?

Yes: Emotional stress is a known trigger of raynaud's phenomenon. A person with raynaud's symptoms should try to avoid emotional stress (or get some treatment from his doctor), keep warm, not smoke or use other forms of nicotine, avoid caffeine, etc... ...Read more

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Can stress, anxiety and depression cause appendicitis? Or can it cause you to have appendicitis symptoms without actually having real appendicitis?

Belly pain: Stress/anxiety/depression do not cause appendicitis. That is a bacterial infection of the appendix and is a medical emergency. Appendicitis causes pain in the right lower quadrant of the belly, fever, nausea, diarrhea. But, certainly, stress and anxiety can cause abdominal discomfort, and can cause diarrhea in some people. See your doctor for help sorting this out. ...Read more

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Can anxiety/depression cause acne?

Can anxiety/depression cause acne?

Anxiety and acne?: No. neither anxiety nor depression cause acne. Acne can contribute to depression or anxiety (if the acne causes the sufferer to feel low about himself, or feel that he will not be socially accepted, for example). Some pts who have anxiety pick at blemishes, spreading bacteria, and worsening break-outs. If you have acne, and it affects your mood or feelings about yourself, talk to your doc for help ...Read more

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Can anxiety or depression causes hyperthyroidism n what are the treatment.

No: Having thyroid dysfunction can result in psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety or depression, but those symptoms do not cause thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can a vegan diet cause anxiety/depression?

Can a vegan diet cause anxiety/depression?

I don't think so.: Anxiety happens when your mind registers a threatening or intimidating future event and your body prepares for action (fight/flight). Change your thoughts about the triggering situation, learn to calm your body's reaction, or deal with the situation to make it less threatening. If you're worried about your diet, talk to a dietician about why you're worried. A vegan diet is very healthy. ...Read more

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Can anxiety & depression cause skin rashes to form on your body?

Can anxiety & depression cause skin rashes to form on your body?

Possible: Possible, but before concluding that first it would be wise to rule out allergies, skin reactions to soaps, medication reactions, and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can extreme stress, anxiety and depression cause distorted perceptions, illusions and visual hallucinations?

Can extreme stress, anxiety and depression cause distorted perceptions, illusions and visual hallucinations?

Yes: Stress and anxiety of a degree to cause these phenomena warrants professional help. Please arrange to see a Psychiatrist who may refer you to a neurologist to rule out neurologic disease. ...Read more

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Can anxiety&depression cause nausea & no appetite? I can hardly eat anymore & am losing weight. What can I do?

Both anxiety &: depression can be associated with anxiety and weight loss. But, it needs to be determined if an unidentified medical issue could be the cause. Thus medical eval to rule out medical causes is prudent. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of > ...Read more

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What are effects of going off Abilify (aripiprazole) for biopolar imediately? Does cause anxiety, moodswings, depression? Is dangeroous just stop?

What    are effects of going off Abilify (aripiprazole) for biopolar imediately?  Does cause anxiety, moodswings, depression?  Is dangeroous just stop?

Mood stabilizers: Abrupt discontinuation of Abilify (aripiprazole) and similar medications is not advisable. If you have reason to discontinue, please seek the supervision of your healcare professional for more tolerable alternatives while tapering to discontinue abilify (aripiprazole). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more