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Does depression/anxiety lead to developing sort of an obsession with a certain fear ?

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Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not directly

Depression and anxiety are related conditions that are associated with many other symptoms.
Obsession with a certain fear can be a component of a "phobia". There are many types of phobias, and they are classified within the general category of anxiety disorders. Depression/anxiety does not lead to phobias necessarily, but can be associated with them.

In brief: Not directly

Depression and anxiety are related conditions that are associated with many other symptoms.
Obsession with a certain fear can be a component of a "phobia". There are many types of phobias, and they are classified within the general category of anxiety disorders. Depression/anxiety does not lead to phobias necessarily, but can be associated with them.
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