Anxiety and Depression: Which one do I have?

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This might help as well.

I am 51 and have dealt with both since I was in my mid 20s. Actually I can look back and see signs of problems as early ad 12 and 13 years old. For me I can get depressed for no reason, and not having a reason to be depressed makes me anxious. Then I become more depressed. The two feed each other creating a vicious cycle.



If nothing else I hope you feel better knowing that you are not alone nor is it unusual to deal with both.
 
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Things to consider when overcoming social anxiety and shyness

If you are shy, you have plenty of time for any solitary activities you'd like to do, including reading, drawing, writing, thinking, and so on. You never have to compromise for someone else and do something you're not very enthusiastic about. Shyness also lets you become more deeply interested in any hobbies you may have. Many shy people find they are able to get very good at playing their favorite video games because they have so much time to practice.

On the other hand, there are also many bad things about being shy. The biggest one is loneliness. You may start to feel isolated from other people if you are too shy to make at least a couple friends. If you are very shy, then you may not be able to ask out that girl or guy you are attracted to. You might also reject many opportunities to go out and have fun because of your fear of meeting new people. You will not be able to enjoy parties as much. You will find it harder to find a job and relate to your coworkers. Overall, your life would become more independent of other people. Many people who are shy also have insecurities and low self-esteem.

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Thanks for the detailed overview of both mental illnesses. I don’t find the solution how to get rid of anxiety and depression. I read may articles regarding these problems that suggest that therapies are most effective to overcome from both the problems.
 
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Who could diagnose the psychosis of the shrink? The meds which has led to the mental trauma/ PTSD (while trying to recover from DID, caused by same shits), the nobel-candidate thinks that the same shit can be used to "heal" those traumas/PTSD?! Deadly anxy, depsy, uncomfy, flegy and concentration non-existent that the "pill-regime" gotta be in the fine fettle?
 
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I think I have anxiety. I once visited a psychologist who judged me when I told him I am having problems with my family. He said it's not even a problem worth having. Also, when I told him about my ex, he gave me a smirk.( -_- ) That was the first and the last time I visited a psychologist. I dealt with that problem myself. Now I have a totally different problem. My friends have already started their PhD or some of them are working. But here I am doing nothing but observing them on social media. I went to three interview and performed badly. I got nervous. And I don't know what to do now. I just sit around the house, the entire day or sleep all the time. I am having a hard time dealing with this situation and I think I am not good enough for anything. Sometimes I have panic attacks but then later in the day, I feel this euphoria that I can do anything. I don't know what to do.
 
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I know that stress, anxiety, and similar conditions have a very big effect on the nervous system. I had such a problem that my nervous breakdown blocked the neck muscles. I suffered for a long time from unbearable pain. In the hospital, one woman gave me contacts of this center: Physical Therapist Forest Hills | Top rated Physical Therapy near me. There are wonderful and very attentive people. There was recommended to me a great physiotherapist. A week after the massage, I felt relieved.
 
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David Carbonell, a psychologist who does a lot of work around anxiety has published a useful page on his website which helps one understand the difference between anxiety and depression. Take a read .... you may find it useful.

Anxiety and Depression: Telling Them Apart
This is really helpful! Thanks we got the information for free. Hope this will help others to identify what is the difference between anxiety and depression.
 
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David Carbonell, a psychologist who does a lot of work around anxiety has published a useful page on his website which helps one understand the difference between anxiety and depression. Take a read .... you may find it useful.

Anxiety and Depression: Telling Them Apart
Thanks for sharing, this help me to understand the difference between anxiety and depression. Hope this will help others too.
 
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Both are very harmful for human Being so please avoid to take too much pressure be happy and live in present not in future
 
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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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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
Hi Dani90, I think the aspected which is missing from the above comment would be emotional trauma or subjected to some type of ritual abuse, isolation is another key factor in understanding what's at play to cause mental health disorder, then issues appear in the form of symptoms, hence bio-polar, depression, schizophonia. In my belief, these human conditions are formed from an outside stimulus, I disbelieve that these are directly formed from the Brain. ( That's big pharma advertising dept).
 
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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.
Spot on!
 
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am worrid i suffer with anxiety and depreshion and becouse i had a melt down when i was 14 i tried to treat my self, and now that i need help badly and dont feal am getting it or the meds there giving me are right. all i want is my life back, its like av for gotton how to live.
Hi Duff1981, Sounds like you are still very emotionally traumatized, know the feeling well, have you tried a reliable professional counselor/therapist they can be the best thing for your situation as if you go to the service provider meaning Psychiatry they will prescribe heavy meds that will knock you sideways and you will find out that it's a form of human traffic after 15 years, and you'll still be effected.
 
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Depression/anxiety: you can overthink it and over analyze it. Seriously, is there really such a big qualitative difference between the two ? The one feeds the other, I think.
 
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I have struggled with anxiety and BPD all of my adult I gave been on meds for BPD but on anxiety meds a about 3 years. I think I may have been I'm denial that I had both. I really don't have mania anymore but I feel my anxiety does cause minor depression. I've been in counseling but have had a bit of trouble being totally honest about alot of stuff. I have started opening up a bit more in the last few months thought. But I believe that se too many treatment goals for mean so we need to reassess that
 
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My question is, What matters which label we put to it? Why are we still talking about tags or categorizations made by doctors? If you ask me, I will say that at first doctors started to call any mental issue with the term "depression", then with the course of time they realized that symptoms where much more similar to de word "anxiety" than "depression" but instead of changing the way they call it (just because it would mean they were wrong) they invented that anxiety is another condition, a little different but something else.

They are switching names, tags, conditions, disorders and categorizations all the time, so, I personally don't care much about it, I think we should give more importance to simptoms themselves, learn to describe them and learn to homologate them with other's.

What I realized is that many people who experience the same simptoms may perceive or describe them in a different personal manner. So sometimes it's hard to find common factors among them.

I'm talking about psicological and emotional simptoms of course.
 

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