Anxiety and depression are closely related to each other because one gives birth to the other. Anxiety is the feeling of intense worry over something or someone. When you experience anxiety you feel nervous, scared, timid and really shy in certain situations. When you are depressed you are feeling bad about yourself and wishing you could be anywhere besides where you are, or be anyone besides who you are. To a degree it borders on narcissism, because if you ever look closely you will realize that other people suffer from similar feelings as well. The things you are worried about they probably are worried about as well, they just respond to them differently which is really the only difference.
How anxiety leads to depression:
Anxiety is going to make you respond two ways depending on what kind of person you are. One; it can make you want to run away and hide with your tail tucked between your legs or bury your head in the sand. Two; it can make you want to try all the more harder to fight it and overcome the feelings. See what you have to know is that you are the driver of your own anxiety and not the other way around. When you let anxiety control you then you give away the power. You begin to let certain situations control your life and you hate yourself for it.
When you let anxiety control your life you experience feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and inferiority. You dislike yourself for being so scared and worried, and this is what leads to depression. Once you are in a depressive state you just want to lock yourself away from the world and be where no one can see you squirm. You are alone with your own thoughts and most likely you will talk negatively about yourself to make yourself feel even worse. This will only further your depression.
When you are in anxiety depression the last thing you want to do is go out into the world and face anyone. You just want to be alone, so if you are forced to go out; let’s say to work or school; you will feel even more miserable because now you will experience more anxiety at the thought of having to go out into the world. You see how one gives birth to the other? I have said that the best way to get over these is to know that you are always in control of them, When you are driving you drive the car, the car doesn’t drive you, it has to be the same way when it comes to your emotions.
I want to help you get over these problems, but first you have to be willing to take control over them anyway you can. If you find a way to face the things that bring you the most worry then you will find that the feelings you experience will instantly disappear, and as a result so will the anxiety depression.