Can anxiety cause me to feel depressed?

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December 18th, 2015 2:58am
Anxiety and depression go hand in hand in many situations, meaning that once often causes or is accompanied by the other.
December 18th, 2015 3:05pm
Yes, it can. When it gets in the way of you living you might feel frustrated or miserable about not being able to do what you want to without it getting in the way.
December 19th, 2015 12:20am
Yes. Anxiety can cause depression because it sometimes can prevent you from doing those things that would make you happy.
December 19th, 2015 4:18am
Usually people are depressed which can lead to anxiety. Is there something that has you depressed tonight? Why don't you tell me what is going on right now.
December 19th, 2015 8:27pm
To be honest, for me it was one among the many reasons. It is like the anxiety can be an earlier symptom of falling in to depression.
December 20th, 2015 10:52am
Yes. Anxiety can be very strong and it can take over your life and emotional wellbeing. Anxiety takes its toll from you and it often happens that you get in some sort of emotional low when you feel very anxious. So anxiety can cause you to feel depressed.
December 23rd, 2015 12:25am
It depends on what might be causing your anxiety, you might get depressed cause your always anxious
December 23rd, 2015 8:30am
Anxiety can be a separate issue or can be a part of many issues. Some people could have very high anxiety, but not have depression and some people can have it with depression, how you overcome it, is completely up to you, as long as move forward and glide and not force yourself to overcome, then it should be fine.
December 23rd, 2015 5:52pm
Yes, anxiety can cause you to feel depressed. A lot of the time anxiety and depression are co-morbid, meaning they frequently occur in people together.
December 24th, 2015 12:50am
It can, but you shouldn't feel bad about it. Most of us experience this feelings eventually in life.
December 24th, 2015 5:26pm
Anxiety can most definitely cause you to feel depressed. Anxiety affects your brain and body in numerous ways. It may make your emotions unstable and unpredictable. Antidepressants could easily solve these feelings.
December 24th, 2015 7:06pm
It is possible. There is a link between anxiety and depression; but it does not exactly mean that if you have anxiety, you absolutely have depression.
December 25th, 2015 4:38am
Yes sometimes. It's like I feel a bit depressed that I have anxiety. I wish I could hold myself together at times like that and think more clearly
December 25th, 2015 5:01am
Yeah it's a possibility. I have a friend who has anxiety and he's told me that it can cause depression for some people.
December 25th, 2015 5:41pm
Yes, anxiety can lead to depression as well as depression can lead to anxiety. Often those two are intertwined as they can have a lot to do with low self esteem and low confidence and have to do with family or friendship-issues as well... The two; anxiety and depression aren't very far away from each other when it comes to mental disorders. But it's not always the case, of course.
December 26th, 2015 12:42am
It can do that yes.. If you have anxiety you might have low self esteem or have pain inside which might cause you to get depressed.
December 26th, 2015 8:09am
Anxiety at times can cause you to feel depressed even in the good and situations of life. From personal experience, I've had bad anxiety and its caused me to be depressed and loose control of my emotions. Learning how to deal with your anxiety helps a lot in the long run and allows the others feelings that associate with anxiety to not affect you so much.
December 26th, 2015 10:48am
Anxiety can have different effects for each individual person. Sometimes anxiety can cause our hearts to be in distress, sometimes it gives us a little tick within our bodies. Even sometimes it can cause physical pain. So yes anxiety can make you feel more depressed.
December 26th, 2015 3:35pm
Of course it can. A feeling like that can really hold you back from your potential and that can leave you depressed. It takes energy from you
December 26th, 2015 9:24pm
Not always depends on it depends on situation, both are inter related actually sometimes it leads to high depression
December 27th, 2015 5:41am
Yes, if you're constantly anxious on something that is unresolved, you'll likely feel depressed also
December 27th, 2015 9:31am
I personally believe that anxiety causes me to feel depressed as there is a constant worry within me that makes me feel like I'm not good enough or even not normal (Which I eventually understood is not true)
December 27th, 2015 5:15pm
Anxiety undermines our human relationships, and prevents them from being as successful as they could be.We all want to feel like we belong, especially with other people who share the same interests in life, but anxious feelings block this from happening.People with social anxiety want to have many friends and acquaintances they can spend time with and relax around, but the anxiety prevents this from happening.The anxiety we feel makes us feel restricted from participating in everyday activities. “I can’t go to the party because I’ll feel too out of place and uncomfortable."
December 27th, 2015 6:31pm
Anxiety can make you feel multiple ways. Being sad/depressed is one of those. When your anxiety passes or you are able to get control of it, sometimes that can change our negative feelings and emotions into more neutral or positive feelings and emotions.
December 30th, 2015 7:10am
Yes, you feel as if because of anxiety you can't leave the house, or go out and live life the way you've always wanted to. Depression is caused because you're in fear to have a panic attack in public so you stay inside. You're constantly worried about outcomes of everything so you stay in bed, fearing to even get up.
December 30th, 2015 1:32pm
Yes - because anxious thoughts take over your life and you don't know what happiness is anymore.....
December 30th, 2015 6:10pm
I feel anxiety affects people in different ways, for some it could lead to depression for others it could just cause a lot of stress, lack of sleep and a hard time focusing, there are also many other ways anxiety can affect people
December 30th, 2015 6:52pm
yes in some cases that anxiety can link to depression, but to avoid depression you should get some help with your anxiety.
December 31st, 2015 8:40am
No, dont worry. Nothing can cause you to feel depressed except yourself. Your thinking and your mindset is most important.
December 31st, 2015 6:01pm
Yes, because your so nervous and usually people want to be around others that are confident. But you'll get over it.