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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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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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Can a hysterectomy cause postpartum depression?

Can a hysterectomy cause postpartum depression?

Hysterectomy depress: Can hysterectomy cause postpartum depression ? The answer is no. But some women can experience depression in the post hysterectomy period where hysterectomy was done out side of pregnancy but this is not common. Other women have complained of sexual dysfunction following hysterectomy. If depression occurs after postpartum hysterectomy then it may be postpartum depression or a combination of both. ...Read more

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Can postpartum depression cause women to feel changing emotions?

Yes: Post partum depression is often accompanied by anxiety. Anxiety over germ phobia, responsibilities of becoming a parent worrying about the child's health.Paranoid thoughts and delusions occur infrequently and require urgent care. ...Read more

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What causes postpartum depression?

What causes postpartum depression?

Not Certain: The reasons for postpartum depression are not certain. However, there are suggestions that the sudden hormonal changes that take place at the end of pregnancy are involved. The are questions as to why some women are affected and others are not. A previous history of depression increased the risk of postpartum depression, as does previous episodes of postpartum depression. ...Read more

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Does postpartum depression involve anger?

Does postpartum depression involve anger?

It certainly can: Yes, it certainly can, but it could also indicate many other things, eg sleepiness, fatigue, burnout, relationship difficulties, or even an emerging mania or mixed mood state. Please discuss this with your doctors asap. ...Read more

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Does pessimism cause depression or does depression cause pessimism?

Does pessimism cause depression or does depression cause pessimism?

Depends: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Depression is a profound, even physical reaction to loneliness, loss, or hopelessness that blocks motivation to seek fulfillment or even survival. Pessimism is a thought process, an intellectual choice of how to look at the world and predict our fate. You can have one without the other. Mood and thought can affect each other but are not the same thing. ...Read more

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How does stress and anxiety affect anemia?

How does stress and anxiety affect anemia?

It does: Not directly but any stressor can make anemia worse in the sense of more symptoms relative to the low hgb. ...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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Does situational depression usually cause many symptoms?

Does situational depression usually cause many symptoms?

It can: Situation depression, often called reactive depression, refers to changes in mood and functioning that result from something happening such as work-related stress or relationship problems. Symptoms can be as severe is "major depression, " including poor sleep, change in appetite, loss of energy, even suicidal thoughts. If it is overwhelming, seek help. ...Read more

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Does insomnia cause depression?

Does insomnia cause depression?

It can: And depression can cause insomnia...Many new studies showing that insomnia can lead to many problems...Obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes, hypertension, etc...Check with your doc..Consider a sleep study....Improve sleep hygiene... ...Read more

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Can depression and stress cause delayed periods?

Can depression and stress cause delayed periods?

Yes: Absolutely! stress can cause you to miss a period, or to have an extra period. The stress hormones can interrupt your normal cycle. Periods should return to normal when the stress lessens. But do make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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How does psychological stress effect oxidative stress in cancer patients?

How does psychological stress effect oxidative stress in cancer patients?

Awesome question!: Recent study supports the emerging model that chronic stress exposure promotes oxidative damage through frequent and sustained activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. It also supports the less studied model of 'eustress' - that manageable levels of life stress may enhance psychobiological resilience to oxidative damage. Best regards. ...Read more

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How is postpartum psychosis or depression treated?

How is postpartum psychosis or depression treated?

Varies: First off, it's very important to distinguish if there is psychosis present without a clinical depression, a depressive episode without psychosis, or both. There are many treatment options including a wide array of medication and non-medication interventions. The top priority is to ensure the immediate safety of both the mother and child(ren). ...Read more

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Does insomnia lead to depression more often or does depression lead to insomnia?

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Does insomnia lead to depression more often or does depression lead to insomnia?

Hard to say: Insomnia is actually one of the symptoms that is used to diagnose someone with depression, i.e. One can be classified as depressed if one has insomnia, one other symptom and depressed mood for at least two weeks continuously. So, since insomnia is so integral to how depression is diagnosed, it would be really difficult to make a study of how often insomnia leads to depression and vice versa. ...Read more

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Can depression cause a mental condition?

Can depression cause a mental condition?

It is a disorder: Major affective disorder, depression = s clinical depression which is a treatable mental illness. ...Read more

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Can PMS cause depression?

Can PMS cause depression?

Yes: Yes, depression may exacerbate during pms. This can be one of the symptoms -- with the tell-tale sign being when in your cycle it worsens. Please talk with your primary care or obgyn doctor about this. Consulting with a psychiatrist may be helpful also. ...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


Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more