Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety and depression are two different medical conditions, yet often their symptoms, causes, and treatments can overlap.
In general terms, Anxiety is “worry.” People worry about the future. People worry that something bad is going to happening, or loss of control. While Depression is more rooted in the past. “Why did I do or say that?”
Symptoms of Major Depression
lack of interest in enjoyable activities
increase or decrease in appetite
insomnia or hypersomnia
slowing of movement
lack of energy
feelings of guilt or worthlessness
suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
For a diagnosis of major depressive disorder, a person needs to have experienced five or more of these symptoms for at least two weeks.
Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
being easily fatigued
If you have experienced these symptoms most days for more than 6 months, you can be diagnosed with Generalized anxiety disorder.