Anxiety vs. Depression: How to Tell the Difference

Article on PSYCOM by Kathleen Smith, PhD

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According to Dr. Kathleen Smith, "If you ask someone to name two common mental health problems, chances are they will think of anxiety and depression. Despite the fact that they are commonly referenced in conversation, people still struggle sometimes to determine the difference between these two conditions." 

Roughly 50% of people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. This article explains the differences between symptoms of major depression and generalized anxiety disorder.