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How Anxiety Can Lead to Depression

When you live with anxiety—whether it’s social anxiety, general anxiety disorder or any phobia, you live your life in an agitated state. Everyday experiences can become traumatic. Overcrowded restaurants or one-on-one interactions can cause stress for days. That emotional toll left untreated can turn into depression. Find out how your anxiety can lead to depression here. Read on for more.

Anxiety is so much more than just being worrisome or nervous. There’s fear attached, and that fear is be debilitating for so many out there. Even though we know our anxieties aren’t rational, we feel like we can’t stop them. One triggers the other. Worry and fear bring unhappiness, which can lead to depression.

When you have anxiety a lot of your thinking tends to be negative. These negative thoughts are pervasive and leave you feeling miserable. It’s almost no wonder anxiety, and depression goes hand in hand. If there’s a problem you feel like you failed at overcoming can lead to more anxiety and depression. It almost feels like there’s no way out.

So many of us can’t help it.  There can be a biological predisposition in your family. The state of our mental health can be due to genetics, making it impossible to evade.

Symptoms of both anxiety and depression:

  • Constant irrational fear
  • Inability to relax
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Changes in eating
  • Loss of interest or activities
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Difficulty with concentration
  • Feeling constant sadness
  • Feeling worthless

Physical symptoms could include:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Hot flashes
  • Sweating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty breathing

Even though your anxiety and depression seem untreatable, there are ways that you can be helped. The road to recovery starts with you. Sending you lots of love through your mental health journey. Remember that you can always contact a professional like me.