Can anxiety cause me to feel depressed?

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July 4th, 2015 7:13pm
Anxiety has a huge part in depression. So yes if you have anxiety than you have been depressed. It's hard to get rid of it.
July 4th, 2015 11:15pm
Yes, anxiety can cause you to feel depressed. Anxiety can cause people to avoid situations or things that make them happy. Avoiding things that make you happy have the potential to contribute to depression.
July 5th, 2015 7:07pm
Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand, actually. There are people who have them both at the same time in a short period of time like a day, or people who have periods of time when they have anxiety and periods of time when they feel depressed. There are certainly a good amount of people whose anxiety causes them to not be able to do everything that they want to accomplish, for example, and then who, upon realizing that they were not able to accomplish a certain thing, can start to fall into depression.
July 5th, 2015 10:58pm
Many people who develop depression have a history of an anxiety disorder earlier in life. There is no evidence one disorder causes the other, but there is clear evidence that many people suffer from both disorders.
July 6th, 2015 8:35am
Yes, it most definitely can! When you have anxiety, you stress, get cranky and generally feel awful
July 8th, 2015 11:00am
Probably. Anxiety has a lot of impact on a person's well-being. Physically, emotionally and mentally. If anxiety is not given enough attention, it may lead to depression. Which may cloud a person's attitude and behavior.
July 8th, 2015 9:07pm
Yes I do believe that anxiety can cause depression. The added stress can cause one to form depression. Especially if anxiety is interfering w/ daily life.
July 8th, 2015 11:32pm
Yes, it can. I consider them to be very close together. Most people who have anxiety are also depressed.
July 9th, 2015 12:23pm
Yes, because anxiety can go out of control causing feels of sadness and hopelessness sometimes when you have anxiety.
July 9th, 2015 12:55pm
Yes. Anxiety and depression are like sisters or brothers. They can come hand in hand. One of the symptoms of anxiety is depression and vice-versa.
July 9th, 2015 4:52pm
I had anxiety, and well it caused me to because become depressed. Anxiety can make you nervous and judge yourself, and in turn that can lead to depression.
July 10th, 2015 4:24am
Yes, I believe that anxiety can definitely cause a person to feel depressed. I think that, in many cases, depression exists because the anxiety is so draining / exhausting.
July 10th, 2015 7:12am
After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn't bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it's a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it's sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we're doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.
July 11th, 2015 3:24am
yes. anxiety can make you feel as though many things are your fault or that the worst scenario will happen. which in return will make you feel like not doing things just in case something bad actually does happen. so you will become sad and depressed.
July 11th, 2015 6:13am
Yes. Oh, yes, definitely. I've had so many days where I have anxiety about my future and then end up crying on my bed because I feel like I won't have anything to show for all this worrying in fifty years and I should give up. But the trick is to not let it get the best of you.
July 11th, 2015 3:35pm
yes of course it can, you just need to learn how to cope with these things and realise its just your mind being awful to you and not to worry because people really do love you
July 12th, 2015 6:40am
yes many times in many cases people who develop anxiety tend to develop depression also. How ever this is not always the case
July 12th, 2015 12:40pm
Yes chronic anxiety isn't fun, ...... 100char..............................................................
July 12th, 2015 6:04pm
Yes. Been anxious can lead to depression. The thing that lead you to the state of anxiety can affect everything else that goes on in your life. It takes the joy out of moving forward. You are thus left with the burden of trying to deal with whatever it is along with the many mood swing that you will then be developing. You put that one thing at the center of everything else and if you fail at acconplishing it, it then over comes you leaving you in a state of depression.
July 13th, 2015 8:11am
In my experience it can, I've notice that both anxiety and depression are closely related and one can trigger the other
July 16th, 2015 8:50am
Of course. The symptons of anxiety result in restlessness, and nervousness, eventually resulting in withdrawl symptoms, leading to depression and lack of motivation and energy to do anything.
July 17th, 2015 3:07am
Anxiety can certainly cause depression. When you feel out of control and somewhat panicked, you start to wonder what's wrong with you. Those type of thoughts can open a whirlwind of emotions because you're not in control of your own body.
July 17th, 2015 3:13am
Anxiety can sometimes cause depression, and depression can sometimes cause anxiety. They are both mental illnesses that can be reactions to your environment or situations. Whatever causes the mental illness can be many different factors but the most important thing is to never blame yourself for it.
July 17th, 2015 11:38pm
Yes, sometimes anxiety becomes a trait and when you worry and feel nervous you think no one is there to help or no one understands you, so you exclude yourself from social activity. You can also start to feel alone and that nobody cares, which leads to depression.
July 19th, 2015 11:21pm
In my experience, my anxiety actually turns into depression when I'm experiencing extreme anxiety for too long. I sort of think of it as a cup. All of my feelings are supposed to fit in the cup, but my anxiety is an ice-cube that is taking up room so I don't have so much space for normal emotions. And thus, I overflow, which is my depression. That's just me, though.
July 22nd, 2015 4:46pm
Absolutely. Having anxiety and not having the proper treatment can cause depression. When someone has anxiety it can consume their day-to-day life and prevent them for working, sleeping, eating, socializing, etc.
July 22nd, 2015 11:32pm
Anxiety can cause you to be depressed. You feel out of control and worthless.Your panic/anxiety attacks will cause you feel like a disappointment.
July 23rd, 2015 10:01am
Yes, anxiety can cause one to be depressed. There have been such examples of anxiety leading to depression. One issue with anxiety is indecisiveness. Imagine a scenario where one has been invited to a small gathering in a public place, the anxiety can cause one to not want to go as of the fear of social interaction and judgement. If one does then refuse such a invite after the event has happened and one has not participated there can be a feeling of sadness. One begins to feel lonely and unloved which can lead into a depressed mindset.
July 24th, 2015 4:04am
From my experience, anxiety can lead to feelings of depression. Anxiety can become overwhelming and seemingly out of control. Anxious thoughts can spin into depressing thoughts, leaving one feeling depressed.
July 25th, 2015 12:17am
I think anxiety can cause depression yes. Anxiety can be very lonely and that can cause depression.