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Depression and anxiety are two different conditions; however, their causes, symptoms, and treatments may overlap. At Access Minnesota LLC, we can help you understand the differences between depression and anxiety here.

mother and daughter talkingWhat is depression?

Depression is a serious mental health condition that can affect how you think, feel, and it can even affect your physical health. It is characterized by:

  • Irritability
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Insomnia or Hypersomnia
  • Sudden Weight Gain or Loss
  • A Lack of Energy Almost Every Day
  • Feelings of Guilt or Worthlessness
  • Disinterest in Previously Enjoyed Activities

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is the general term used to refer to several disorders that cause severe fear, worrying, nervousness, and apprehension. The different types of anxiety are Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Phobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Separation Anxiety Disorder. Generally, anxiety symptoms include:

  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Persistent and Excessive Worry
  • Unexpected Panic Attacks
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Nausea
  • Chest Pains or Tightness
  • Palpitations

Talking to a Professional

If you have experienced any of these symptoms, it may be time for you to seek the help of a professional. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 612-501-0484.