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Does anxiety cause depression?

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. Pamela Pappas
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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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Do i have anxiety or depression?

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 > ...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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What can cause anxiety and depression?

What can cause anxiety and depression?

Genes, environment: Perhaps 60-70% of the risk of developing anxiety or depression comes from a person's genetic makeup. Over 10 genes are still being investigated as causative but it is clear no one single gene is at fault but rather a combination of genes. About 30-40% of the risk comes frome stressors in the environment. ...Read more

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How can I stop my anxiety and depression?

How can I stop my anxiety and depression?

Professional help: Sometimes we need a little extra help to get over some of the bumps in the road. If you have anxious and depressed mood you can start with comprehensive psychological evaluation by a doctoral level clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I deal with anxiety and depression?

How can I deal with anxiety and depression?

Psychotherapy + meds: Both depression and anxiety are highly treatable with psychotherapy and medications. Cognitive behavioral therapy in particular has good results with both depression and anxiety. There are also medications that can effectively treat both simultaneously. Talk with your doctor and being the talk therapy process with a mental health profession. Delay in treatment exacerbates the problems. ...Read more

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What can be done for anxiety and depression?

What can be done for anxiety and depression?

Anxiety/Depression: Supportive psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, behavior modification, social skills training, grief work, exposure/response prevention, desensitization, breathing exercises, meditation, relaxation, healthy life style changes, medications for depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anxiety or depression?

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. ...Read more

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Could medicine help with anxiety and depression?

Pharmacotherapy: Can be very beneficial for anxiety ; depression. But, i would encourage you to also get involved in non - medication treatments. Start with your physician or a psychiatrist to determine if there are any medical conditions contributing to your symptoms. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is important. ...Read more

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


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