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How can you have anxiety and depression at the same time?

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Dr. Peter Jensen
Psychiatry
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In brief: Very common!

Anxiety and depression are located in similar areas of the brain, and these areas and brain circuits are connected.
Most people who become depressed also have anxiety problems before the depression hits full strength. The same medications, known as ssris, that used for depression are also used to treat anxiety, and vice-versa.

In brief: Very common!

Anxiety and depression are located in similar areas of the brain, and these areas and brain circuits are connected.
Most people who become depressed also have anxiety problems before the depression hits full strength. The same medications, known as ssris, that used for depression are also used to treat anxiety, and vice-versa.
Dr. Peter Jensen
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Common

It is not uncommon to suffer from both simultaneously.
It likely results from life events and neurotransmitter imbalances in the brain.

In brief: Common

It is not uncommon to suffer from both simultaneously.
It likely results from life events and neurotransmitter imbalances in the brain.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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