Does everyone that has depression also have anxiety? I have Generalised anxiety disorder. Do the two always go together? what about people here, do you have an anxiety disorder and depression or just depression?
I have both anxiety disorder and depression. I was having panic attacks and depersonalization along with the anxiety up until two years ago. My doctor put me on Ativan and that help me. I also take Effexor XR and recently trying Cymbalta for the depression.
I used to have anxiety without depression. It's funny though, you would think that with my history that I would be hanging out at the anxiety board but I have nothing to offer anyone over there and I get positive feedback from others when I contribute here. The two must be very related because I have some insight with the issues of depression.
There has been times when i had depression without generalised anxiety, but would still have mild panic attacks from time to time, i think in most cases the two go together. the reason i don't go to the anxiety boards is because i find it very triggering.
and there has been times when i feel anxiety, but i'm not unhappy. it's more of a symptom of hypomania for me.
Then i feel anxiety because im depressed and scared. it all comes in different cases i guess.
Many people think that anxiety starts first, then leads to depression (perhaps due to the inability to resolve or handle the anxiety, we give up and become depressed?). I think that for me, anxiety did start first, but it has never gone away. It's always there right alongside the depression, and it's there even when I'm not feeling depressed. Sometimes it's mild and other times more intense (same with depression).