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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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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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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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What causes my anxiety and panic attacks?

What causes my anxiety and panic attacks?

Possible Causes: Some things which can ^ risk for panic attacks include: previous abuse/ trauma as well as genetic predisposition. Traumatic brain injury, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, mitral valve prolapse, recurrent hyperventilation, extreme physical activity, drug abuse & use of stimulants may ^ risk. Acute stressors or chronic stress, illness, claustrophobia & major life changes can also play a part. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of anxiety and depression?

What are symptoms of anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and Dep: Many times anxiety and depression go with one another and create a host of symptoms. Depression can cause changes in sleeping and eating patterns, difficulty concentrating, feeling hopeless and helpless, mood changes, loss of energy and lack of enjoyment. Anxiety causes a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Generally, anxiety causes a sense of fear and loss of control. One should seek professional help if you have anxiety and depression. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms, causes, and treatments of depression and anxiety?

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What are the symptoms, causes, and treatments of depression and anxiety?

Dep.: Called neurovegetative symptoms; sad affect, changes in energy/appetite/sleep, feelings of hopelessness/helplessness, thoughts of self harm, guilt feelings, crying spells, lack of concentration. ...Read more

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Why is depression and anxiety corralated?

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Why is  depression and anxiety corralated?

Anxiety: Depression shares several features with anxiety such as energy/sleep/appetite changes, worrying, avoidance, somatic complaints, etc. ...Read more

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Why does anxiety cause the realization and depersonalization? And what is the best treatment for severe anxiety and panic disorder? Thank you mike

Why does anxiety cause the realization and depersonalization?  And what is the best treatment for severe anxiety and panic disorder?   Thank you mike

Yes!: Severe anxiety can cause a wide variety of psychiatric symptoms if severe you should see a psychiatrist there are good anxiety drugs available (such as xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks ). ...Read more

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What can happens if Depression anxiety and paranoia aren't treated?!

Unpredictable: Left untreated the person may harm himself, even kill oneself or be a danger to other whom he feels, irrationally, are trying to harm him. It is imperative that you get treated to protect yourself. ...Read more

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What can help fatigue caused by depression and anxiety?

What can help fatigue caused by depression and anxiety?

Exercise: Exercise has been shown to help with fatigue. This seems backwards but it works. Eat healthy foods, get enough sleep and force yourself as much as is possible to at least get outside and walk. You don't have to feel like it to exercise and it will help clear your head and relax your body which will help your fatigue level. ...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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What are the symptoms of social anxiety disorder and depression?

What are the symptoms of social anxiety disorder and depression?

Avoiding social situ: Depression : depressed mood, lack of interest , anhidonia, poor concentration, lack of sleep or sleeping too much, poor appetite or eating too much , guilt feeling psychomotor agitataion or retaradation and suicidal ideation. ...Read more

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In what ways can anxiety cause gastrointestinal distress? Other physiological symptoms of anxiety?

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In what ways can anxiety cause gastrointestinal distress?  Other physiological symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety or worry is a psychological & physiological state characterized by somatic, cognitive, emotional & behavioral features. It signifies fear/concern/unpleasant sensations/ dread. It causes restlessness, fatigue, muscle tension & concentration difficulties. It is considered a normal reaction to a stressor, unless it interferes with daily functioning or causes significant distress, as in panic. ...Read more

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What disease could best describe symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and daytime sleepiness?

What disease could best describe symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and daytime sleepiness?

Anxiety : This may be explained with having an anxiety disorder. If one is worried and anxious, one may have problems falling asleep. Thus, one may be tired during the day from receiving a poor nights sleep last night. There could be other conditions as well. I would consider making an appointment with a good doctor to help sort this out. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and panic disorder and ocd cause extreme physical and mental fatigue ?

Fatigue, OCD, Panic: I feel empathy for your extreme physical and mental fatigue At age 19, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, work and finances can cause Anxiety, panic, physical fatigue. OCD can cause mental fatigue. Relax by Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, and Meditation See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, to cope with stressors in life, obsessions, Medication ...Read more

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What're the best medications for anxiety and panic disorder?

What're the best medications for anxiety and panic disorder?

Medications that: Raise serotonin in the brain can significantly decrease baseline anxiety, which can prevent panic from happening. Sometimes adding a long acting benzodiazepine like Clonazepam can further decrease baseline anxiety. ...Read more

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Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

See below...: All the symptoms u describe are not uncommon with depressive disorders...Although more details are needed, to know for sure... I hope u are in psychotherapy working on the underlying emotional issues. I have seen many a client have their physical symptoms disappear as their depression lifted... Of course, a general physical work up with ur md is a good idea as well... Wishing you well! ...Read more

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What could cause sleeplessness and lack of appetite and symptoms of anxiety?

What could cause sleeplessness and lack of appetite and symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety itself: If a person is anxious and worrying a lot, he or she may have problems falling asleep, as one lies in bed thinking and worrying about stuff, sometimes, one has realistic worries, sometimes unrealistic. There are other conditions which can cause these symptoms, both mental and physical in nature. If this is a change from your normal level of functioning, maybe you should see a physician for help. ...Read more

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Does any of these factors like stress, anxiety, tension, depression or smoking can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Dilated Heart: No. The causes of dilated cardiomyopathy include damage to the heart from a heart attack due to atherosclerotic cardiac disease which affects the heart muscle or vessels to the heart. Other causes include certain infections and drugs such as Cocaine and alcohol. Certain medications can also cause this condition. Anxiety or stress do not cause this. ...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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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