Depression and Anxiety Symptoms

Do you have questions about your experience with depression and anxiety symptoms? If so, I encourage you to reach out and ask me and other visitors so we can help. If you are experiencing both, know that often times there is a link between these symptoms as it is not uncommon for a person to experience both. Us therapists call this "comorbidity" and when these two exist together, the symptoms are usually more intense. When a person suffers with depression and anxiety it can be difficult to properly diagnose without a thorough diagnosis.


While the symptoms can co-exist, this does not mean that the disorders are the same. Quite the contrary. In depressive disorders the individual experiences feelings of loneliness, despair, emptiness, withdrawal.

With anxiety disorders, the individual feels feelings of panic, fear, paranoia, anxiousness. However, when both disorders co-exists ("comorbidity") the symptoms are much more intense and can lead to a higher rate of suicide - when left untreated!! I bold when left untreated because both disorders can be exacerbated once properly diagnosed and treatment is received.

Because the depression and anxiety symptoms can be so confusing, often times I get questions from visitors "am I depressed?", "am I suffering with anxiety?". If you think that you might be suffering with depression or anxiety you can reach out and ask your questions here.

This page has been developed where you can get some answers and possibly some guidance on what steps you can take towards the road of recovery. While I can not offer a formal diagnosis, I can offer resources and and off the web where you can go to get answers, receive a proper diagnosis and get the help you need!

If you think you might be depressed you can take a depression test and find out once and for all.  Keep in mind this shouldn't be used as a professional diagnosis. If the test indicates you might indeed be depressed you are encouraged to reach out to me or another mental health professional for a professional diagnosis, treatment plan and adequate support. 

This is treatable and beatable!!

I encourage you to reach out via the form below. Share your experiences, ask for support and guidance, and, perhaps even provide support to another visitor. This is a place where we can be inspired and inspire others.

Are you Experiencing Symptoms of
Depression and Anxiety?

Do you suspect that you might be depressed or perhaps suffering with anxiety? Do you have a specific question about depression? About anxiety?

Are you looking for answers so you can begin beating depression once and or all?

Sumbit your question using the form below. Or scroll down further to read or answer questions from others! This is a place where we can help and be helped!

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