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What’s the Difference Between Anxiety and Depression?

Anxiety and depression are the two most common mental disorders in the U.S. Let’s explore the effects of anxiety and depression, as well as their causes, symptoms and treatment methods.

In This Article:

  • Depression is categorized by chronic, persistent sadness. Anxiety is categorized by chronic, persistent anxiousness. These two conditions are the most common mental disorders in America.
  • Common triggers that contribute to the effects of anxiety and depression include life changes, death, loss, trauma, isolation and other stressful situations.
  • Treatment options for both anxiety and depression include taking antidepressants, attending therapy and counseling or utilizing a combination of the two.

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