People with anxiety often suffer from depression. Unfortunately many people who are suffering depression go undiagnosed and untreated. If you are so depressed that your motivation is low and you feel hopelessness about the possibility of overcoming your anxiety, it may interfere with treatment. Therefore, sometimes depression needs to be treated before anxiety can be tackled.
The symptoms of depression include:
If you think you may be depressed seek advice from your doctor and/or psychologist. Please note that you must not use the information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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