Essay about Symptoms And Symptoms Of Depression And Anxiety

734 Words Nov 20th, 2015 3 Pages
In the United States, roughly around 20 million people suffer from depression every year. Yet the most common mental illness in the U.S. is affecting around 40 million adults age 18 and older, is anxiety. Even though depression and anxiety have many similarities in the symptoms there are also many differences between the two. Depression and Anxiety greatly influence people’s life on a daily basis. Having the depression disorder and anxiety disorder often make life which is already complicated enough exceedingly dreadful. Depression is an illness that affects the body, mood and your thoughts that causes persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest. Some of the symptoms of having depression are that your feelings start to become overwhelming, involve in physical symptoms, and last for long periods of time, they can keep you from living a normal, active life. The effects of having depression are more likely to cause loss of your appetite, weight loss, you can also begin to

develop insomnia or hypersomnia (sleeping too much), then you will be likely to be fatigued (extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.), and lethargic (sluggish and apathetic). “Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a…

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