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Can migraines lead to anxiety and or depression?

Can migraines lead to anxiety and or depression?

It depends.: Migraines itself cannot lead to anxiety and depression but anxious people often complain of tension headaches and migraines. Migraines are caused by the relaxation of constricted vascular muscle . It can be triggered by a variety of things, foods rich in Tyramine like aged cheese, pickled food,red wine or stress. ...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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Tell me if depression lead to a social phobia and/or anxiety disorder?

Tell me if depression lead to a social phobia and/or anxiety disorder?

Yes and No: Although anxiety and depression commonly co-occur, depression will only lead to social phobia if the individual has a predisposition to develop social phobia to begin with (genetics, psychological vulnerability, shyness as a trait, etc). The best evidence for depression and anxiety is generalized anxiety disorder, which shares more in common with depression than any other anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Will depression and anxiety lead to people easily having heart attacks?

Higher Risk: Individuals with depression and anxiety have a higher risk of developing heart disease compared to those who do not. The exact connection as to why is still being researched. The bottom line is if you have depression or anxiety, get treatment and take care of yourself. Omega 3 can be helpful for both your mood and heart. ...Read more

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Does depression/anxiety lead to developing sort of an obsession with a certain fear ?

Does depression/anxiety lead to developing sort of an obsession with a certain fear ?

Not directly: Depression and anxiety are related conditions that are associated with many other symptoms. Obsession with a certain fear can be a component of a "phobia". There are many types of phobias, and they are classified within the general category of anxiety disorders. Depression/anxiety does not lead to phobias necessarily, but can be associated with them. ...Read more

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Can poor vision (not blindness, but bad near-sightedness) lead to depression or anxiety?

Can poor vision (not blindness, but bad near-sightedness) lead to depression or anxiety?

Yes: Any chronic medical difficulty can lead to an increased risk of emotional problems. If a person has poor vision without good correction, it would be easy to understand how this could lead to increased stress and frustration. ...Read more

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How bad can anxiety, stress, depressions affect weight?

How bad can anxiety, stress, depressions affect weight?

Lots: All of those things can add weight and prevent any weight loss if you are on a diet ; a healthy mind is key to healthy living. ...Read more

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Do i have anxiety or depression?

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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Is anxiety a symptom of depression?

Is anxiety a symptom of depression?

Anxiety: Anxiety and depression can certainly be seen in the same individual. The part of the brain responsible for causing depression can also lead to anxiety. The same neurotransmitters are involved in both systems so we often times see both of these conditions in the same person. ...Read more

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How is anxiety related to depression?

How is anxiety related to depression?

Closely at times: Depression can be anxious , couch-potato, or agitated in nature. In the first instance anxiety is obviously present. Less understood is the existence of a severe anxiety disorder that leads to crippling depression as a consequence. Severe social anxiety, agoraphobia or major panic attacks are so disabling themselves at times that it's almost inevitable that clinical depression occurs then as well. ...Read more

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How can I defeat depression and anxiety?

Yes: Yes! anxiety and depression are very treatable conditions. If either of these are effecting your ability to function or causing you distress, seek medical attention from a pcp or psychiatrist. Medications and therapy can be helpful tools in helping you defeat these illnesses. ...Read more

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How is depression and anxiety associated?

How is depression and anxiety associated?

They often: Go hand in hand. Both depression and anxiety are simply symptoms of various illnesses, both physical and emotional. ...Read more

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How can depression and anxiety be treated?

How can depression and anxiety be treated?

Meds & therapy: See a psychiatrist 4 an evaluation--treatment typically involves meds and/or therapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have depression or anxiety?

Is it possible that I have depression or anxiety?

You may have 1 or: Both. Ask your doctor for a referral to a psychologist or a psychiatrist to evaluate your condition, as well as to consider medication. You should not have to suffer with depression and anxiety. A therapist can help you start figuring out what is bothering you and start finding ways to cope better with the challenges in life. ...Read more

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How can anxiety/depression be treated in teenagers?

Mental health : I would advise to see mental health professional, e.g., psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. When used alone, pharmacotherapy using anxiolytic or antidepressant is often found ineffective. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on causes depression and anxiety?

What's your opinion on causes depression and anxiety?

Multifactorial: Causes of depression and anxiety can be multifactorial such as : having a positive family history , brain chemistry changes, medical illnesses (i.E thyroid disease), side effects from medications, major life stressors, substance use/abuse and history of abuse/trauma. ...Read more

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Could anxiety and depression lower a person's grades?

It is not uncommon: For children or teens who are depressed to have significant academic decline. Anxiety could also impact academic performance. ...Read more

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What is the safest medication for anxiety and depression ?

What is the safest medication for anxiety and depression ?

Anxiety & Depression: may respond to a variety of medications I prefer cognitive behavioral therapy to get to the root of the self-talk that may be the source of your symptoms. Please see a mental health therapy who practices this and a book called "Feeling Good" by David Burns. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are signs that you need proffesional help for your depression/anxiety?

Agree w Dr. Ali: If you have functional impairment (sleep, appetite, hygiene, work performance, social interactions) and your quality of life has dropped - those are reasons to obtain professional help. Why suffer when you can be helped? Take care. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are teenagers so obsessed with depression and anxiety.Etc.?

Obsessed?: It depends on what you mean. Dramas, angst, relationship issues are the domain of teens. They are prone towards hyperbole and exaggeration, sometimes due to the lack of perspective and time in life. Major depression and generalized anxiety are serious conditions and they are not the 'teenage dramas' at all. They are real and require assessment and treatment. ...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