Anxiety Can Lead to Depression, and Depression Repays the Favor

November 21, 2014 6:29 PM

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Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand. Many people who have one will experience the other at some point. In fact, nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. When you miss work, sleep too much or feel sad most of the day nearly every day, you are bound to miss opportunities at work and in life. Your love life may suffer, you may run into financial problems, and while experiencing a deep and overwhelming depression, you may have trouble keeping up with the things that used to be important to you. Then, when the depression begins to lift, you may realize that you have been neglecting your life; now, anxiety sets in. Questions arise, like, "What will I do about work, money and my relationship?" Depression can lead to anxiety, and anxiety can lead to depression.

The relationship between depression and anxiety is not just a one-way street. Having an anxiety disorder is the single most significant predictor that a person will develop depression. Anxiety can be depressing; even this article can be depressing. However, you can take back your power by understand...

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