What are the differences between anxiety and depression

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Everyone feels worried or anxious at some time and it’s not always easy to tell if you are experiencing anxiety or depression.

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come.

The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous.

Intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating and feeling tired may occur.

Depression is a common medical condition. It can cause a low mood that doesn’t go away and can make us feel very sad or withdrawn.

It interferes with the way we go about our everyday lives and can make it hard to cope.

Some people describe it as being in a really dark place that’s difficult to come back from. Others describe it as feeling numb.

Dr. Michael Marcus, psychiatrist for Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Ore., explains the symptoms and how to identify the differences between anxiety and depression.

This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.

This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

Source: Kaiser Permanente Thrive

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