Can anxiety cause me to feel depressed?

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Anonymous
February 6th, 2016 11:41pm
Sometimes, anxiety can make you feel depressed. During an anxiety attack, you may feel scared or helpless, and the person will want this to end, which will lead them to doing things they will regret.
sunflowersandsunshine47
February 10th, 2016 6:06am
Yes. Anxiety and depression are often referred to as "the twin sisters." This is because when you struggle with one, you will often experience the other
Anonymous
February 11th, 2016 8:55am
Yes, anxiety can cause you to feel depressed. This is because it can reduce your self-worth and ability to live fully.
Anonymous
March 13th, 2016 11:50pm
Yes it can by normally for some people it is it also depends on the illness you had that can define if anxiety will cause depression or not.
skippingtones64
March 19th, 2016 4:47am
yes. It can be very overwhelming & start to make you feel hopeless,hurt, etc. making you depressed.
Anonymous
March 20th, 2016 7:10pm
I've heard people say anxiety and depression go hand in hand often. so its of course possible. and I think its more than logical why that happens, since anxiety may cause a person to cut themselves off from others.
keirashepherd123
March 23rd, 2016 8:30pm
I have experienced anxiety for 10 years now and i can make you feel depressed.Anxiety makes you feel bad leading onto depression. If you need help there is almost always someone on here who can talk to you. Or you can speak to someone you trust.
peacefulwaves24
March 23rd, 2016 11:22pm
It certainly can, and anxiety and depression tend to co-occur. Some clinical psychologists believe that anxiety and depression actually aren't too different from each other (they're co-morbid, they respond to the same treatment, and have similar etiologies).
rainbug
March 26th, 2016 11:17am
Yes, anxiety can definitely lead to depression as it affects how you view yourself and your situation. It can cause hopelessness, and from that depression may stem.
Anonymous
March 30th, 2016 12:11pm
Yes it could if it was severe. Since your anxiety cause you to have negative thoughts, it could one of the reasons that chase depression.
Anonymous
March 30th, 2016 10:41pm
It could. Depression could also cause you to feel anxious. It depends, really, on why you think that, and what you're experiencing. You could be depressed because your anxiety keeps you from going out or seeing friends, or for other reasons.
TheonetruZ
April 1st, 2016 6:27am
Any number of stressors can have an effect on depression. Anxiety is a larger emotion, so it has more impact on your mental health.
AndyArtsy21
April 9th, 2016 8:04am
Well, not all the times. I mean anxiety sometimes makes me feel sad but only if I don't overcome it. Basically the way I see anxiety and fear most of the times is that they're both brick walls that are set in front of us so that we have to to make an effort of willpower in order to break them so that we could be happy. So I believe that there are 2 options for approaching this brick wall: 1. You don't jump over/break it down and you start to feel sad or even depressed(based on the situation at hand) and 2. You make an effort of willpower to break it down/jump over it and when you leave the brick wall behind you, you start to feel a great sense of achievement and happiness because you've just done something that you weren't able to do in the past and the next time you are dealing it the situation that made you feel anxious, it's going to be a lot easier to deal with it, but you just gotta make that effort ;)
Anonymous
July 11th, 2016 11:43pm
Yes. Anxiety is often associated to depression and people who are diagnosed with depression often have anxiety, and vice-versa.
Anonymous
September 12th, 2016 7:17am
It can. Sadly, it can. Anxiety does not automatically come with depression, and vice versa. But I, myself, have seen many cases where the individual was diagnosed with depression that occured from anxiety.
Dawn04
October 4th, 2016 1:13am
Very much so. Anxiety can make you over worry and make you feel not good enough, which leads to depression.
gentlePresence70
March 6th, 2017 8:19pm
Yes anxiety can cause you to feel depressed. Anxiety and depression go hand-in-hand sometimes you have to be able to set yourself on a path to learn how to be able to deal with it so it doesn't get you down or you beat don't become anxious
bunnyssong
February 6th, 2018 12:31pm
From personal experience (mine and friends), it seems that anxiety and depression often come hand in hand. Anxiety deals with your thoughts, often making things seem bigger than they really are. This can feed depression. On the flip side, your depression can feed into negative thoughts that make you anxious.
Norea
May 14th, 2018 2:42pm
Yes, anxiety can put limitations on your life, your not able to do the things you would normally do or they cause a lot more effort. This can cause depression.
ray29
September 11th, 2014 1:16am
Anxiety can or cannot bring the depression. It depends upon the situation. Anxiety is characterized by a sense of doubt and vulnerability about future events. The attention of anxious people is focused on their future prospects, and the fear that those future prospects will be bad. Anxiety Disorders are characterized by a variety of symptoms involving anxious thoughts, unexplained physical sensations, and avoidance or self-protective behaviors. While A person whose primary problem is depression, rather than anxiety, generally doesn't show the same fear and uncertainty that people do with anxiety disorders. Depressed people are not so preoccupied with worrying about what might happen to them in the future. They think they already know what will happen, and they believe it will be bad; the same bad stuff that's happening to them now .Depression may come on as a relatively sudden and severe problem, or it may consist of a longer term set of symptoms which are less severe.
RaleighC
October 23rd, 2014 1:43am
Anxiety can certainly contribute to you feeling depressed, and the opposite is also true. The term 'comorbid' is used to describe two or more different conditions that occur at the same time in one person. In fact, being anxious can leave you at higher risk for depression, and the same is true for other psychological conditions as well.
Anonymous
November 12th, 2014 3:35pm
It can, usually depression can cause anxiety also. Both depression and anxiety are horrible to cope with BUT you can get through it.
Anonymous
November 15th, 2014 11:23pm
Yes anxiety and depression go together. You need to seek professional help with the anxiety to help ease the depression. In the mean time try to surround your self with positive things and positive people.
Anonymous
November 16th, 2014 4:42pm
Absolutely, anxiety and depression closely relate and each can lead to eachother. Feelings of depression are closely linked to anxiety and vise versa.
listeningandcaring
April 1st, 2015 3:42pm
Yes. After anxiety rises, it can be exhausting, causing depression to sink in.
Anonymous
May 31st, 2015 5:50pm
Yes, I think it can because anxiety can restrict you from doing things that you want to do, and it can make you feel upset and depressed.
Anonymous
June 19th, 2015 6:13pm
Anxiety can and if you feel that it is happening to you then it's best to consult a professional because they can help you. 'nuf said.
EmmeyPea
June 24th, 2015 3:06am
While the symptoms of anxiety and depression are different, the process of suffering from anxiety is definitely something that can sometimes (but not always, thankfully!) lead to feeling depressed. Anxiety is something we have to fight off every day, and it's not an easy fight! On top of day to day stress, having to cope with the additional stress anxiety and worry put on your body can seem unfair. It's important to acknowledge there will be good days and bad days when managing anxiety, and however you manage to get through your day is completely okay.
MissLilith
June 24th, 2015 11:52am
Anxiety causes all sorts of emotions and loneliness is one of them, a feeling of being separated or needing to be separated from people. That feeling of separation can cause you to feel depression because of the inevitable situation you're stuck in.
Anonymous
June 24th, 2015 7:42pm
It definitely can. When you limit your daily activities because of your anxiety, it will change the way of social interaction, too. Also, a depression can cause anxiety.