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Can anxiety cause fatigue and low mood, which might cause you more anxiety?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Anxiety & depression

When you're very anxious, your nervous system is essentially in over-drive.
It can lead to difficulty relaxing in general, and can disturb your night-time sleep as well. Without good restorative sleep, you gradually become more run down . . . Possibly leading to depression. When depressed, you might not feel like participating with others or completing tasks, which gets you more anxious again.

In brief: Anxiety & depression

When you're very anxious, your nervous system is essentially in over-drive.
It can lead to difficulty relaxing in general, and can disturb your night-time sleep as well. Without good restorative sleep, you gradually become more run down . . . Possibly leading to depression. When depressed, you might not feel like participating with others or completing tasks, which gets you more anxious again.
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