Cause and Effect – Depression

Depression is a well-known mental disorder. It is sometimes difficult to pinpoint exactly what depression is as so many other things are affected by it and vice-versa. In this short article, we will look at some of the other disorders which seem to have connections with depression. I hope that this will help people understand which of these they are experiencing if any.

Anxiety

Anxiety attacks are even more common than clinical depression. It is said that one in three people has experienced a major anxiety attack at some point in their life.

An anxiety attack is usually caused by a troubling thought or buried memory. For example, if you were abused at a young age and your mind covered over the memory in order to protect you, certain things can trigger an anxiety attack when your subconscious recognizes them.

However, there are times when an anxiety attack just happens out of nowhere. You weren’t scared or worried about anything. So why did it happen?

The most likely cause of this is that you were feeling depressed at the time. Depression and anxiety often occur together. When one feels clinical depression, it is as though your very own mind is telling you that you have no purpose and all that you attempt will end in failure.

Once that thought gets into your brain and you start to believe it, you may have an anxiety attack as you panic over whether you can accomplish whatever you wanted to get done, if anything.

At the end of the day, if you are experiencing anxiety attacks for an unknown reason, seek professional help. A psychologist or psychiatrist would likely be able to help you identify the root of the problem.

Stress

Stress is almost always connected to depression. The more stressed you are with work or a damaged relationship, the more depressed you are likely to feel. Fortunately, this form of depression is not as severe as clinical depression and can be dealt with by relieving yourself of the stressful situation.

Anxiety attacks may also occur alongside stress. When you feel stressed about something, your brain works overtime to attempt to fix the problem you are stressing over. If you can’t think of a solution, then your brain simply goes in circles causing your stress to build even more.

Once your brain has had enough, you may experience an anxiety attack in which your brain seems to just stop working for a while. You are frozen in place until you manage to calm down and resume your normal routine.

If you are experiencing these kinds of symptoms, I would urge you to find the source of your stress and remove it from your life. It isn’t healthy to coexist with something that upsets you that much!

As you can see, depression, anxiety, and stress are all interconnected. If you have one of these three symptoms, you tend to experience the others as well. This is what makes it difficult to diagnose the immediate problem.

If you cannot determine which of these problems you have, please do consult your therapist.

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