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Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety

Anxiety, or fear and worry, can happen to anyone from time to time, too. It’s not unusual to experience anxiety before a big event or important decision.

But, chronic anxiety can be debilitating and lead to irrational thoughts and fears that interfere with your daily life.

Physical symptoms and behavioral changes caused by generalized anxiety disorder include:

  • Feeling fatigued easily
  • Difficulty concentrating or recalling
  • Muscle tension
  • Racing heart
  • Grinding teeth
  • Sleep difficulties, including problems falling asleep and restless, unsatisfying sleep

Emotional symptoms of anxiety include:
  • Restlessness, irritability, or feeling on edge
  • Difficulty controlling worry or fear
  • Dread
  • Panic

Depression

Feeling down, sad, or upset is normal. It can be concerning feeling that way for several days or weeks on end.

Physical symptoms and behavioral changes caused by depression include:

  • decreased energy, chronic fatigue, or feeling sluggish frequently
  • difficulty concentrating, making decisions, or recalling
  • pain, aches, cramps, or gastrointestinal problems without any clear cause
  • changes in appetite or weight
  • difficulty sleeping, waking early, or oversleeping

Emotional symptoms of depression include:

  • loss of interest or no longer finding pleasure in activities or hobbies
  • persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness
  • feeling hopeless or pessimistic
  • anger, irritability, or restlessness
  • feeling guilty or experiencing feelings of worthlessness or helplessness
  • thoughts of death or suicide
  • suicide attempts