Anxiety and depression often co-exist
These symptoms can often overlap. Some people with depression can begin to feel worried about their future or start to develop an avoidance of certain situations. This, in turn, creates an anxious reaction with faced with that situation.
In the same way, someone who experiences anxiety or panic for long enough will begin to feel helpless and hopeless about their future. This can lead to a sense of sadness or depression.
With help from counsellors or psychologists, people who experience these symptoms can find relief and learn to adjust to their circumstances in a more positive way. Symptoms can reduce to the point where professional support is no longer required.