Anxiety can in fact lead to depression, because it brings up a lot negative thoughts and feelings. Similarly, someone with depression could also experience anxiety and even panic attacks as a result of the negative thoughts and feelings aroused by this emotion.
This is called comorbidity, because the disorders occur simultaneously.
- Irrational worries or fears that won’t go away
- Physical symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches, rapid heartbeat, labored breathing or abdominal pain
- Difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep
- Changes in eating habits — either too much or too little
- Trouble remembering, making decisions or concentrating
- Constant feelings of sadness or worthlessness
- Loss of usual interest in activities or hobbies
- Feeling often tired and cranky
- Inability to relax and live in the moment
- Suffering from panic attacks, including the sense of losing inner control
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