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How is depression and anxiety associated?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: They often

Go hand in hand. Both depression and anxiety are simply symptoms of various illnesses, both physical and emotional.

In brief: They often

Go hand in hand. Both depression and anxiety are simply symptoms of various illnesses, both physical and emotional.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: They fuel each other

Anxiety often leads to depression - & vice versa.
Therefore, they often appear together by the time treatment is sought. But they are not one & the same. Anxiety is draining, it wears us down. Depression may result in part because of prolonged diminished "energy"/spirit. Preexisting depression weakens us, makes us feel vulnerable & life becomes uncertain & scary -often predisposing to anxiety.

In brief: They fuel each other

Anxiety often leads to depression - & vice versa.
Therefore, they often appear together by the time treatment is sought. But they are not one & the same. Anxiety is draining, it wears us down. Depression may result in part because of prolonged diminished "energy"/spirit. Preexisting depression weakens us, makes us feel vulnerable & life becomes uncertain & scary -often predisposing to anxiety.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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