Anxiety – Panic Attacks and Depression

Many experts have long been finding the correlation between panic attacks and depression. Anxiety attacks often occur when a person feels threatened about something or anticipating something awful to happen. Depression on the other hand could be brought about a passing of a loved one, or any experience that can cause a person feel morose and listless.

Anxiety and Depression are often confused to be the same, since they occur at the same time or with each other, this is however, untrue. They can occur at the same time, but it does not necessarily mean that they are one and the same. So a person that is depressed can feel some anxiety; and anxiety disorder can cause a person to feel depressed.

Medication is prescribed to patients suffering from both conditions and these can help lessen the manifestation of the symptoms. It should be understood, however, that while these medications can successfully relieve a patient of momentary emotion, it is only temporary; what still resolves the problem completely is to allow the patients to identify what is causing the depression or the anxiety and to confront it. It could be caused by a traumatic experience or it could have been inherited from a relative. Nevertheless, battling the disorder, whatever the cause is possible; as long as you will it.

If you suspect that you are suffering from anxiety or depression, consult your case with your doctor, any family member or a support group. It would also help if you are knowledgeable about the disorder so you can manage it properly. The most important thing that you have to realize is that you are not alone. There are people around you who can share with your burden so do not let the disorder ruin your life.