Depression with Anxiety Often Coexist
People suffering from depression often experience anxiety as well. In fact, as many as 90% of people who've been diagnosed with depression also have symptoms of anxiety.1 Similarly, it is common for people diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) to also receive a diagnosis of depression. If anxiety symptoms appear along with depression, it doesn't necessarily mean you have GAD. Be sure to tell your doctor about all of your symptoms so you will get the right diagnosis.
Depression and Anxiety Require Medical Attention
Whether you suffer from depression, anxiety, or both, it is important to seek the care of a health care professional. Depression and anxiety are serious illnesses that require medical attention. If you suffer from either of these disorders, you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, each year approximately 19 million Americans suffer from depression and the same number suffer from an anxiety disorder.2,3 About 4 million suffer from GAD specifically. Men and women of all ages are affected. The good news is that depression and GAD are both treatable.
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