It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Depression Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-08-2004, 03:20 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 6
Jordan. HB User
Unhappy Anxiety = depression?

Hey.
I have a lot of anxiety problems. A lot of them time, when I have panic attacks, I'll get really depressed afterwards...or, like, the next day. I know it may sound stupid, but I went to see The Lord of the Rings a few months ago, and I had a panic attack near the end, and had to leave. I went home and slept, but the next day I was really down. I don't even know why, but it was kind of like I ruined my day and I got really depressed. But this happens a lot of times...and I often get these feelings of really bad depression after I have a panic attack. I dunno.

Can anyone relate?

 
Old 04-08-2004, 08:52 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,949
index.html HB User
Re: Anxiety = depression?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jordan.
Can anyone relate?
Yep, I sure can. Although I don't have frank panic attacks, I do find that when I'm going through alot of stress/anxiety (with waves of panic), I typically get overloaded and exhausted. When I can't deal with it anymore, I just "shut down" which rapidly turns into depression.

If you haven't already found the Panic board here at Healthboards, you might visit it in addition to this depression board. People there (as well as here!) are very supportive.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-08-2004, 09:05 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Baltimore md. u.s
Posts: 73
chelann HB User
Re: Anxiety = depression?

I am so bad that I can't even work, I have never worked and I am 28! I know I won't show up sometimes because I get to the point that I don't want to do anything! Sometimes I can't even answer the phone or make calls regarding bills etc. My husband has to do it, I wish so bad that I wanted to do things!!!

 
Old 04-09-2004, 11:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 123
Elana HB User
Re: Anxiety = depression?

welcome to the board and I can relate. Life used to be like a merry go round of anxiety and depression I could not get off of. Give cbt a try as it cures panic disorder pretty fast. I got involved in a cbt group last summer and learned how to retrain my brain through the simple exercises they taught us. My anxiety level is way lower than before. The tools teach you how to keep your thoughts from getting you all wound up and miserable. The two books we used in my group are really really good and I would recommend them both highly: Been there, done that? do this! By Sam Obitz and Mastery of your Anxiety and Panic-Third Edition by Michelle Craske and David Barlow which focusses on panic disorder which I also suffered from, but have not had a single attack since the group

 
Old 04-10-2004, 07:27 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 786
Rick7799 HB User
Re: Anxiety = depression?

There is no doubt in my mind when I get stressed out, I will be more depressed the next day. There is definitely a connection there.

 
Old 04-10-2004, 10:09 PM   #6
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 967
billy7772 HB User
Re: Anxiety = depression?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jordan.
Hey.
I have a lot of anxiety problems. A lot of them time, when I have panic attacks, I'll get really depressed afterwards...or, like, the next day. I know it may sound stupid, but I went to see The Lord of the Rings a few months ago, and I had a panic attack near the end, and had to leave. I went home and slept, but the next day I was really down. I don't even know why, but it was kind of like I ruined my day and I got really depressed. But this happens a lot of times...and I often get these feelings of really bad depression after I have a panic attack. I dunno.

Can anyone relate?
Hi Jordan-
I have had the movie theater panic attack experience and it was very early on in the movie- I may get the name wrong as it was many years ago now, but I think it was Grosse Point Blank or something like that starring JohnCusack as a hitman going back to his HS reunion- and I had to leave with my girlfriend, quite humiliating at the time
I struggled for years on meds and in therapy before I discovered CBT. Now I'm med, depression and panic free and feeling great. It's all about using the tools to learn to think more clearly and accurately about things and once you do your anxiety, panic and depression will miraculously begin to lift before your eyes. My favorite starter book on cbt is "been there, done that? Do this! By sam obitz. Like anything in life the more you put in the more you get out of CBT. Best of all once you learn the tools in cbt you have them forever so you are able to give yourself relief almost instantly whenever you are feeling stressed, anxious or down. Many universities offer CBT programs for little or no charge so you may want to call the ones in your area.

Good luck!

Billy
__________________
Don't expect anyone to help you, if you won't help yourself!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Anxiety vs. Depression - How tell tell one from the other? christalynn11 Mental Health 4 08-23-2010 10:05 PM
enough is enough! anxiety has taken over, trying meds finally--input please mochi* Anxiety 8 03-22-2009 07:10 PM
My story on how I survived depression and anxiety-maybe this could help someone.... rebekahgirl Anxiety Tips 0 03-19-2008 10:56 AM
Please help me with my asthma related anxiety issues. Kyndal Asthma 11 09-07-2007 07:00 PM
Do I have Depression, or Anxiety? And what do I do? mikeryanrebecca Anxiety 8 10-30-2006 08:37 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



flamesabers (79), Phoenix (43), keenobserver (20), katlin09 (13), Diverdan8 (11), WhistleDixie (10), cuddles1 (9), neveragain444 (9), rosequartz (9), blessed824 (9)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (670), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:02 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!