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Depression vs Anxiety

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Nov 5, 2018 | Replies (15)

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The two certainly go together for me and for others I know. It seems to me that they certainly work in concert, with anxiety worsening one's depression and having depressive thoughts exacerbating the anxiety one feels about situations. There is situational anxiety that occurs when one is faced with a distressing circumstance that isn't always present like Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) that befalls one frequently over things that shouldn't ordinarily cause more than momentary discomfort. Too, there is a difference between feeling sadness for a period of time, say over a loss, that doesn't stay with a person regardless of inputs from the outside world and clinical depression that has its own indicators. It's all very complicated, and that's one reason that people are often evaluated for both conditions when presenting themselves for help.

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@guener, you have posted some very valid information, based on my experience and background as a therapist. I don't think many doctors we go to for pain relief in this group (primary physicians) are well educated in this subject. Why wouldn't we have depression and anxiety? Often we have little control over how much pain or when it will appear. Sadly, some PM doctors reply very poorly to our situation. How do we handle this? So glad we are have a special group for this issue. I look forward to seeing responses on my email.

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