Every year 6.7% of The United States adults will experience a major depression disorder. Depression is more common in women than in men. The average age of someone having depressions is thirty-two years old. But about 3.3% of thirteen to eighteen-year-olds will experience depression. ("Depression"). Comparing social anxiety and depression we can see that they have a connection with one another. "Persons with social anxiety disorder with an anxious attachment style have negative beliefs about the self and the dependability and trustworthiness of others, which may affect functioning and predispose the person to feelings of hopelessness and, ultimately, to depression." (25 Eng, Winnie 2001).
Social anxiety can be an underlining issue that leads to the depression. The anxiety impairs an individual 's self-esteem and trust in others, therefore heightening the individual 's anxiety. This in turn becomes a downward spiral. The individual will feel like they can no longer cope with the situation and depression sets