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How is anxiety related to depression?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Almost the same

Life presents many stressful settings.
When we fear what may happen, this is considered anxiety. If we react to what did happen in a very bad way, this can cause depression. Depression promotes anxiety which in turn promotes depression. If you can recognize what is going on, you can learn to stop the process and start thinking in more positive ways. Wasn't that easy?

In brief: Almost the same

Life presents many stressful settings.
When we fear what may happen, this is considered anxiety. If we react to what did happen in a very bad way, this can cause depression. Depression promotes anxiety which in turn promotes depression. If you can recognize what is going on, you can learn to stop the process and start thinking in more positive ways. Wasn't that easy?
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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