Anxiety and depression are two different disorders yet are closely related to each other. As the human being is a creature packed with a physical body and an emotional state, the possibility of being held in any of these disorders occur in no particular time.
Such is due primarily to the fact that the situations that may trigger these disorders come in no particular time as well. Difficult situations such as losing a loved one, going through a divorce, breaking up with a lover or getting fired from a job are just some of the things that can upturn the state of one's emotion leading to a feeling of sadness, nervousness, abandonment and disgust for one's self.
Although both may range from a short-term emotional state to being serious psychological disorders, the thin line that separates anxiety from depression is that the former entails more of subjective assessment of something leading to a certain level of emotional discomfort whereas the latter is the feeling of intense sadness.
These two maybe experienced by an individual in a very short time but other symptoms may persist leading to some serious conditions. So when do you know if what you are feeling right now are just fleeting emotional discomfort or is it a start of a serious mental ailment? Here are some things that must be watched out for:
* if the feeling of emptiness lingers on even if the root cause has been addressed as in the case of getting fired from a job
* even if you do get sufficient sleep and rest and has fed your system well together with a very much reduced workload, you feel very, very tired
* you feel very pessimistic about almost everything that you consider yourself of no worth
* oversleeping or getting very little sleep at all
* reduced or no interest in leisurely activities which were formerly a cause of excitement for the individual
* the feeling of restlessness is very strong; either you keep on walking or you keep on moving from one spot to another frequently
* you lose focus as manifested through reduced concentration, being too forgetful and inability to make decisions
* common signs such as headache, stomach aches and other pain which can't be diagnosed and is not responding to medical treatment
* lack of appetite for any food and very distinguished weight loss
* frequent mood swings and getting irritated even with things not to be entertained at all
* thoughts of killing yourself are printed in bold in your mind
So, if you see any of these signs of anxiety and depression, it is best that you seek the help of a therapist before you completely get drowned in your disturbing emotional state.