Difference between anxiety and depression
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Anxiety and depression are two sides of the coin and most people get confused between them. Both of these are related to mood disorders. However, they both are different conditions, you can still struggle with them at the same time.
People who suffer from depression feel that they have run out of energy. They also feel sadness, and despair in their life.
On the other hand, people who suffer from anxiety feel nervous, anxious, and afraid in a particular situation or without any specific reason.
If you are someone who struggles with depression or anxiety or knows someone who has these symptoms, you first need to understand that this is a very common condition. People can suffer from anxiety and depression from time to time. But things get worse when these conditions start interfering with your daily life and prevent you from living a fulfilled life.
What is the main difference between anxiety and depression?
Anxiety is a worry and fear that a person goes through in their normal life. These worrisome feelings don’t go away easily and become excessive which turns into an anxiety disorder. People with an anxiety disorder may feel swear, tense and restless with a rapid heartbeat.
Depression is a condition that affects how you feel and act. This is a mood disorder that always makes you feel healthy and you can even lose interest in the things you are interested in and block your thinking.
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Those who have an anxiety disorder may feel:
- Sweaty hand
- Out of control
- Feeling nervous
- Increases heart rate
- Feeling weak
- Trouble in concentrating
Those who have depression may feel:
- Lack of interest
- Lack of energy
- Eat less or more
- Sleeping less or more
- Trouble in concentrating or unfocus
There are many treatments now available for anxiety and depression. Studies have also found that yoga therapy also helps in the management of anxiety disorders and depression. As yoga consists of meditation and physical postures, which help to calm the mind and regenerate hope and interest and eliminate stress and excessive worry.
The Bottom Line
If you are someone who is struggling with depression or anxiety or know someone who has one, you can book a personal session with us. AAF supports those who are fighting for the well-being of their mental health. You can contact email@example.com to book your session.