If you are constantly worried or sad, you may have either anxiety or depression. Anxiety and depression are two very separate conditions, but they share the feeling that life is overwhelming and can affect your ability to lead a normal life. It is sometimes difficult to know the difference between the two.

Anxiety can cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. If you are feeling similar symptoms, it is possible that they can have an effect on how you feel and behave and even produce physical results. Mild anxiety is common yet unsettling. Severe anxiety can be extremely incapacitating, resulting in a serious impact on your daily life.

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in your normal activities. You may have difficulty getting out of bed, eating too little or too much, finding any comfort in your surroundings or loved ones and you may feel that life isn’t worth living. It can affect, work, school, social activities or relationships with those around you.

Learn more about help for Anxiety and Depression.