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Anyone else diagnosed with mixed depression and anxiety?

Confusedandanxious

Confusedandanxious

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I always knew I had depression and anxiety along with bpd but the way it was wrote made me do a quick google search.
Turns out mixed anxiety and depression goes under the name of MADD.

I dont know if this means they're less severe than they would be on their own, or if they're worse since they're so close together.
I know the severity doesnt matter if it has an impact on my day to day life, but I find my anxiety cripples me. Which would lead to that being stronger than the depression, which would then make that diagnosis void.

That's just what I gather from reading. I picked up that both the depression and anxiety have an equal impact, neither being more than the other for either one to qualify for a diagnosis on their own.
But I definitely know that my anxiety affects me a whole load more than depression. Or at least that's how it feels.

Hopefully somebody else also has this diagnosis and can help me understand it better. I stopped reading as it was just frustrating me.
I know it doesnt matter, but I like to understand the best I can.
 
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Hello Confusedandanxious, if somebody has depression then anxiety is always close behind it, or vice-versa, and both can have a significant effect on your family life, uni, or work causing many different reactions, but you can't try and cope by yourself, you need medical help.
 
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Thank you for your reply.

I understand the anxiety and depression, it was this diagnosis of mixed anxiety-depression that confused me. Instead of anxiety and depression.

After further research on it, I found out that it means both anxiety and depression are present, just in a milder, but constant form. To the point neither reach a full diagnosis in themselves. However, stress can and likely will cause one or the other to go into full generalized anxiety disorder or major depression.

Which makes complete sense, because I am usually able to cope and manage well unless something stresses me and then usually my anxiety takes over. Obviously with BPD it doesnt take much to stress me and so that's why anxiety affects me more.

I'm thankful that it's the anxiety that comes about more than the major depression.
 
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