Difference Between Anxiety And Depression

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Register to read the introduction… Many different factors can contribute to an anxiety disorder. One main theory is major life stressors. Things that are included in major life stressors are grief, financial difficulties, relationship difficulties, or a major trauma. Some examples of major trauma include witnessing a violent crime, major illness, childhood trauma, or abuse, and encountering a major environmental disaster. Anxiety can also be cause by good stressors. Some examples of good stressors include planning a wedding, getting married, having a baby, and starting a new job. Another cause can be a buildup of stressors. Sometimes stress can build up until it has become unbearable. An easy way for stress to build up is from the person ignoring it or putting their needs aside to help other. In situations where a person is always confided in, the stress from others can become unmanageable. That person may even sympathize so much that they experience the stress of the other person’s situation. Similarly, anxiety and depression are thought to be a hereditary predisposition. A hereditary predisposition means that it can be inherited. Even though they share this similarity, anxiety does not have much research to support it, whereas depression does. Mental health experts have found that certain types of depression can run in the family. However, depression can occur in people without family histories of depression …show more content…
Both anxiety and depression use antidepressants as a form of treatment, although depression also uses other types of medications including Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors and Tricyclics. Depression also uses many different types of Psychotherapy including cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps people with depression restructure negative thought patterns. Doing so helps people interpret their environment and interactions with others in a positive and realistic way. It may also help you recognize things that may be contributing to the depression and help you change behaviors that may be making the depression worse (Cassano, Fava, 2002). Interpersonal therapy helps people understand and work through troubled relationships that may cause their depression or make it worse (Cassano, Fava, 2002).This type of therapy is especially useful when the root cause of the depression involves another

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