The likelihood of developing anxiety involves a combination of genetic/biological factors, psychological traits, and life experiences. Anxiety symptoms and disorders are so heterogeneous that the relative roles of these factors are likely to differ such that some have a stronger genetic basis and others are more rooted in stressful life events. Differences that exist among the types of risk factors that precede the development of either a generalized anxiety disorder or a major depressive episode suggest that these two disorders should not be considered different manifestations of a single underlying internalizing syndrome (Kessler et al. 2008). Considerable epidemiological and clinical evidence suggests that anxiety disorders, as well as depressive disorders, can adversely affect patient self-care and increase the risk of incident medical illness, complications, and mortality (Roy-Byrne et al. 2008).

Anxiety and Depression 101

Anxiety and Depression 101

Everything you ever wanted to know about. We have been discussing depression and anxiety and how different information that is out on the market only seems to target one particular cure for these two common conditions that seem to walk hand in hand.

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