Sometimes one person has both anxiety and depression. While they both are different medical condition but they share similarities. The causes, symptoms, and treatment of both conditions might be overlaps.
The feel of Depression and Anxiety:
When someone suffering from depression, it seems everything dull and muted. The person also feels very weak, low, everything can feel very slowed down, and thoughts and reaction to everything. Feeling of sadness, hopeless, lack believes that positive things occur, and having suicidal thoughts.
When someone suffering from anxiety everything can feel very heightened. The apprehension of what about happen and what could happen in future. Worried and thought about something that happens could be wrong. Feeling like run away and avoid those things that cause anxiety.
Similarities in Depression and Anxiety
One of the reasons that both the condition have similarity is in both condition the person experience change in the neurosomatic system especially serotonin. Because of these neurosomatic changes they can share symptoms and both contributes to the development of each other. Commonly anxiety cause depression. Both depression and anxiety due to neurosomatic changes can feel natural. Someone having depression rarely thinks that they are suffering from depression because they have set their mind genuinely and whatever they feel their feelings are true. Someone with anxiety often feels the same way, though with anxiety people they accept this very hard that they are suffering from this.
Medicines for Depression and anxiety
Treatment for depression and anxiety vary upon the symptoms and circumstances. However, medication and taking therapies can also cure depression and anxiety. Here is some medicines that can treat both depression and anxiety include:
- Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI): Citalopram (Celexa), Escitalopram Oxalate (Lexapro), Fluoxetine (Prozac), Luvoxamine (Luvox), Paroxetine HRI (Paxil) and Sertraline (Zoloft) these affect other serotonin receptors.
2.Selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine inhibitors (SNRI): Such as Desvenlafaxine(Khedezla), Desvenlafaxine succinate(Pristiq), Duloxetine (Cymbalta), Levomilnacipran (Fetzima) and Venlafaxine (Effexor).
3.Tetracyclic antidepressant: These are noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant such as Remeron, Elavil, Imipramine (Tofranil), Nortriptyline(Pamelor), and Sinequan.
4.Monoamine Oxidase inhibitor (MAOIs): Such as Isocarboxazid(Marplan), Phenelzine(Nardil), Selegiline(EMSAM), and tranylcypromine( Parnate).
Your healthcare provider can determine which drug is right for you. Side effects vary or depending upon what type of medication you are taking and may improve once your body adjusts to the medication.