Many people feel depressed or anxious at specific times in their lives. The onset of depression or anxiety may result from the experience of losing a loved one, going through a divorce, or getting fired from a job.
These are some of the common reasons. In addition, other difficult life experiences may contribute to the feelings of sadness, loneliness, fear, and anxiety. These feelings are typical reactions to normal life stressors.
However, when depression and/or anxiety isn’t linked to a life stressor and a person experiences these feelings for no apparent reason, making it difficult to commit to everyday functioning, then this person may have an anxiety disorder, depression, or both.
In essence, it is not uncommon for one person to experience both disorders. People who experience depression are often diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
Although depression and anxiety can be debilitating in some respects, they are, in fact, treatable disorders.
Counseling On Demand has experienced therapists available to help you understand and deal with these challenges.