Maybe it's both. The combination of depression and anxiety is often severe.
RECOGNIZING THE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION
Loss of a loved-one: Grief and depression
Chronic Illness: A higher risk of depression
Postpartum: Having a baby can lead to depression
Most of us know about the emotional symptoms of depression. But you may not know that depression can be associated with many physical symptoms, too. In fact, many people with depression suffer from chronic pain or other physical symptoms. Some of these are headaches, back pains, digestive problems and sleeping disorders.
Common symptoms of depression can make work and daily life almost impossible. Depression can skew your view of the world, making everything seem hopeless. Depression can make you feel utterly alone. You may already know some of the emotional and psychological effects of depression. They include feeling sad, empty, hopeless or numb; loss of interest of things you used to enjoy; feeling guilty and worthless; and thoughts of death and suicide.
Depression and anxiety might seem like opposites. We think: Depression saps you of energy; anxiety makes you keyed up and afraid. Depression makes it near impossible to get out of bed; anxiety leaves you sleepless, pacing all night. But the truth is not so simple. In fact, depression and anxiety often go together. Mental health experts estimate that more than half of the people diagnosed with depression also have anxiety.
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