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Anxiety and Depression: Which one do I have?

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littlehans

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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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Helen1960

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For 12 years I had depression which gradually went completely. Very soon after i started to get anxiety which grew and is still growing 5 years later and II'm still depression free.

I think that sometimes depression ccan 'mutate' . I think that maybe after all these years on the same anti depressant I I need to change in an effort to get rid of my anxiety.
 
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Sharebear

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I primarily have anxiety but if I don’t exercise enough self-compassion I start to feel ashamed and that can cause depression. Self compassion is a good place to start if you have either. Our reactions to our depression and anxiety can make them worse and accepting our experience and being kind to ourselves can keep things from escalating to a less healthy place.
 
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TinyWeeMouse

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This is a helpful post because I know I have anxiety but sometimes wonder if there is a hint of depression there. Sometimes it's easy to get confused, especially if you don't trust your own mind.
 
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fossterz55

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First times, when I was suffering from serious depression feelings, I've been trying to fight against it with medications, but recently, three months ago, a friend of mine recommended me to read the full details article, where I've discovered for myself such great thing as cbd oil, that helps me now from anxiety and depression every time it comes to me.
 
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AwkwardAngela

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Omaha
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
That is exactly my problem. I cannot describe my anxiety and depression to my fiancé. It doesn’t make sense to him. Does anyone here know how to describe your illness to your loved ones? I try but I just end up sounding irrational because it is. Anxiety is irrational it doesn’t make sense. I can be panicking about going to the store after work because I am overwhelmed but how do I explain that to someone who has never felt my illness. My sister is only one I can confide in because we have the same problems due to our fucked up childhood. How do you guys explain your illness to someone who doesn’t have one? Someone who hasn’t gone through trauma. Is it even possible.
 
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Georgina

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I woke up about week ago literally shaking everywhere in my body and scared stiff of my eyes closing i have people talking through my body and they were telling that I should die i panicked and went upstairs to wake my children because I was scared I use a wet sock everyday because I suffer physical symptoms of anxiety and make me feel betterWhen I had this strong anxiety I felt as if I was going to shake to death i turned the bath on and slacked myself with water from head to toe just to stay alive. Eventually i was freezing cold and my mum came and put a towel round me. The voices through my body were screaming at me it was scariest anxiety i have ever felt I do suffer with physical symptons everyday.
 
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H_orizon

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For me anxiety came first. I was an anxious kid. Then depression kicks me down, and now it’s like a vicious cercle.
 
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Juglooma

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Sometimes I get depressed but it's nothing for the long term. Being around friends is always helping me.
 
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