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How closely do you feel that anxiety and depression are linked?

JLD

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Are they different sides of the same coin?

I have always suffered from anxiety much more than from depression. I have had moments, though. After a really long and grueling episode with anxiety, I sometimes lapse into depression but the anxiety always takes center stage.
 

MainerMikeBrown

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Excessive anxiety can cause depression and depression can cause excessive anxiety.
 

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JLD I myself have the same view. My anxiety would get to a point where I couldn’t control it and that would lead to depression. They’re really the same coin different side.
 

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When I had excessive anxiety issues, after a while, I started to get depressed, in part, because of the anxieties.

Back in the 2000's, I tried many different psychiatric medications under doctors orders. I also had the meds that I was already on adjusted more than once. I was also in therapy. But none of it was working.

Hence, I became depressed at times back in the day. I didn't want to deal with being so nervous anymore.
 

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I've dealt with anxiety much more than depression in my life but as I said in the OP, depression has plagued me as well. It's really an odd mix of anxiety and depression. For me, depression always follows a long bout of anxiety. I just get to a place where things seem impossible to change and that is when the depression creeps in. It usually happens when severe anxiety lasts more than a couple of months.
 

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Nowadays, I don't get depressed much (other than the occasional blues, which of course is normal), in part, because I have overcome my issues with excessive anxieties.
 
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