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Did you know that it is not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to suffer from depression or vice versa? In fact, about 50 percent of those with depression also are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).
A normal reaction to stress, anxiety or worrying is common in every day life. However, when a person experiences anxiety excessively for more than six months, it may be a sign that the person is suffering from an anxiety disorder. Some common anxiety disorders include:
About 24 million men and women are affected with depression each year in the United States. Depression is more than just ‘sadness’ or the ‘blues.” It is a life-long mental illness that can affect the thoughts, feelings, behavior, mood and physical health of suffers. It is common for people to suffer from bouts of wellness followed by bouts of depression.
Signs and symptoms of depression include the following: a depressed mood (such as feelings of sadness or emptiness), loss of interest in activities that once used to be enjoyed, changes in appetite or weight (up or down), changes in sleep pattern (not being able to sleep well or sleeping too much), feeling agitated, fatigue or loss of energy, feeling worthless or excessive guilt difficulty thinking, concentrating or troubles making decisions about things, and/or suicidal thoughts or intentions.
Sources: Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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