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Anxiety and Depression: Which one do I have?

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studies shows there is a link between anxiety and depression, and now there is a link with psychosis as well. All these mental health problems are related in some way
 
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What studies? Who did them? What was their methodology? Who paid for the studies?
 
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The Differences Between Anxiety and Depression.

Anxiety:

Apprehension over what's about to happen and what could happen in the future.
Worried thoughts, or a belief that something could go wrong.
Feeling like you need to run away or avoid things that could cause further anxiety.

Depression:

Feeling of sadness about the future, as though it's hopeless.
Listlessness, and a lack of belief that positive things will occur.
Little worry, but instead a certainty of future negative emotions. Possible suicidal thoughts.
 
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I've always struggled with both though I would say the depression came first. The anxiety came a little later, but both have gotten worse due to medical conditions.
 
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Worth the read! Thanks for sharing the link :)
 
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Yes I believe it is, Anxiety and Depression often go hand in hand.

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anxiety & depression, a bit like the chicken and egg...had depression from 7 and at 27 anxiety came along,it rules my life and can be so difficult to explain to those who dont understand
 
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I think I have always had a mix of anxiety and depression with one frequently kicking the other off. I get anxious when I am depressed and depressed when I am anxious, very difficult to see the dividing line.

I don't think any of these things can be pinned down very precisely what just exacerbates the way patients are treated by the professionals.
 
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I think mine starts with anxiety and then I end up depressed because of the changes in body chemistry - the amount of adrenaline "eating up" reserves of serotonin. StressBunny
 
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I'm not sure how anxiety can be positive?

I think they are linked with me, eg due to social anxiety (as well as being a horrible person I suppose) I have no friends, then I get depressed about that, same with my eating problems they are fuelled by both anxiety and depression, and work, I feel too depressed to work, then I get panicky when I do work, because I can't cope, because I'm too depressed etc.
 
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I feel much the same Toasted Crumpet. I get social anxiety which depresses me AND because my depression makes it hard for me to cope with the simplest tasks I get anxious about being with people. So, definitely a vicious circle.

No way would I see my anxiety as being positive. It is actually physically painful as well because of the way it brings on things like muscular tension.
 
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