Depression and anxiety are distinct conditions that can occur at the same time. Some symptoms of depression and anxiety overlap, including problems with sleep, difficulty concentrating, and irritability. But several key symptoms distinguish these common conditions.
While everyone experiences sadness or anxiety at some point, clinical depression and/or anxiety is persistent for several days or weeks on end. Learn more about depression and anxiety, including their differences and how they relate, so you can find the support you need.
Does Your Anxiety Disorder Cause Migraines?
Migraine causes differ from person to person. If you have a history of migraines, a predisposition to migraines, or if you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you may have a higher likelihood of developing migraine headaches,Learn More
Are You Having An Anxiety Attack or A Heart Attack?
eople who suffer from panic attacks often say their acute anxiety feels like a heart attack, as many of the symptoms can seem the same.Learn More
Is Your Worry Actually Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety is a normal, sometimes even healthy, part of life— and we all experience it at one time or another. For others, however, anxiety can become chronic and problematic, interfering with their overall being.Learn More
Losing Hair From Stress? What You Should Know About Hair Loss and Chronic Stress
If you’re finding more strands of hair than usual on your pillowcase and in the shower drain, you may be wondering if anxiety is to blame.Learn More
Coping with Grief and Loss
Grief is a natural response to the loss of someone or something important in your life.Learn More
Depression in the Elderly: How to Identify and Treat It
Depression is the second most prevalent neuropsychiatric disorder in later life, according to Jordan Karp, MD, a geriatric psychiatrist at UPMC.Learn More
How Sleep and Depression Are Related
Both insomnia and sleeping too much are symptoms that can help diagnose depression. Excessive fatigue during the day, called hypersomnia, is also a signal.Learn More
What’s the Link Between Depression and Heart Disease?
People with depression may be more likely to develop heart disease, and people with heart disease or who have had a heart attack or other cardiac event may be more likely to develop clinical depression.Learn More
Hope for Those with Treatment-Resistant Depression
Also known as treatment-refractory depression, this challenging condition is usually defined as clinical depression that doesn’t respond to at least two different antidepressants.Learn More
Everyday Ways to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder
Shorter days and a lack of sunlight during the winter months may cause symptoms of SAD.Learn More
Understanding Depression: Causes, Symptoms, and Helpful Resources
When you think of depression, you might think of being sad, or just down in the dumps. But in fact, it’s much more than that.Learn More
Harmful Mental Health Myths Decoded
Many harmful myths surround the subject of mental illness. It’s important for us to learn the truth behind these myths.Learn More