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Can Anxiety Lead To 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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