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Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

What are the symptoms of each condition?

Some symptoms of depression and anxiety overlap, such as problems with sleep, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. But there are several key differences that help distinguish between the two.


Feeling down, sad, or upset is normal unless it lasts for more than a few days.  The physical symptoms of depression can include decreased energy, fatigue, concentration issues, physical pain,​difficulty with sleep, appetite changes.  The emotional symptoms of depression include lack of interest in activities, feeling sad or empty, hopelessness, anger or irritability and feelings of worthlessness.  Some people experience thoughts of suicide.


The symptoms of anxiety can happen to anyone from time to time as well, especially if we experience increased stress.  It’s not unusual to experience anxiety before a big event or when making an important decision.  However, anxiety can lead to irrational thoughts and fears that can interfere with your daily life.

People with anxiety can feel fatigue, concentration issues, muscle tension, grinding of their teeth,​ fear, dread and worry.

If you are consumed by fear or worry, struggle to get through your day, or feel constant stress in your life, then you might be experiencing depression or anxiety. The good news is that there is help to free you from these life-limiting experiences. There are new treatments available for the treatment of anxiety, depression and stress.

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