Here’s What No One Tells You About Having Both Depression and Anxiety

Caring both too much and not at all means never winning. Anxiety and depression affect everyone differently — but dealing with both is extremely common. Nearly one-half of people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety and depression are deeply personal, and although this list represents only one experience, we hope you find some solace in knowing others might be going through what you are.

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1It’s freaking out at the idea of getting anything less than a stellar score on a test, but not having the energy to study.

1a. It’s having to stay in bed because you don’t have the will to move, but unraveling at the thought of what will happen if you miss school or work.

1b. It’s feeling more tired the less you move, but your heart racing at the thought of taking the first step.

1c. It’s getting more tightly wound the more mess piles up, but only staring at it and thinking, I’ll clean tomorrow.

1d. It’s making six million to-do lists just to untangle your thoughts, but knowing you’ll never actually cross anything off.

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