A lot of people are near depression and anxiety on their own and the challenges of dealing with both of them at the same time are less understood.
And our society hasn’t opened the door to understand people who are living with depression and anxiety, nevertheless to accept them.
We’ve had a talk with individuals who have both illnesses and gathered information about mental health and people often being wrong about living with anxiety and depression.
Here are some of the most common offenders:
Depression and anxiety are two sides of the same coin, they both affect the same region of the brain (the amygdala, hippocampus and frontal cortex). Therefore, one can trigger the other.
Anxiety may arise as a symptom of clinical depression. While it’s also possible to have depression triggered by an anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder or separation anxiety disorder.
At times you feel like you’re the only person in the world going through anxiety and depression and the reality is that many people are dealing with it too.
And sometimes it’s difficult to talk to family, friends or someone who’s close to you about your experiences with anxiety and depression.
In that case, it’s best talking to other people who are going through the same experiences as you.
There are support groups for people with anxiety and depression, where no one will judge or criticize you.
Depression and anxiety are taken lightly in our societies but the fact of the matter is that we lose our loved ones on a daily basis due to depression and anxiety.
Breaking the ice is always the best than having to live with regrets of ” I should’ve, I was supposed to and I knew but I didn’t do anything”. Speak now or never.