Anxiety With Depression Can Be Serious

Anxiety, by definition, is a heightened state of fearful awareness with heart and thoughts racing. Depression, on the other hand, is a dulling of all interest and an inability to concentrate, a lack of energy, and a real sense of not being able to accomplish anything. Due to these diverse mood descriptions many may be surprised to learn how often depression presents itself as a secondary disorder in an individual who is already suffering with chronic anxiety. Normal sleep patterns are seriously disrupted for the individual suffering with this combination of mental disorders aggravating the depressive lack of energy, and contributing to more confusing thought patterns. Alcohol abuse can quickly become a factor in this combination of disorders, since the sufferer may initially feel they are receiving some relief from their discomfort by drinking to help induce sleep, etc. As in nearly any other instance you can think of, dependency on alcohol never helps a situation in the long run, quite conversely, it adds another dimension to the struggles to overcome. Extreme anger is another symptom of this combined disorder, the person may be very quick to rage, and slow to calm down. Many people in both verbally and physically abusive relationships could be helped much sooner if they were able to convince their partner to be tested and then treated for a mental disorder. The person with this...

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