Is anxiety and depression the same thing?

Is anxiety and depression the same thing

Many people who suffer from anxiety suffer from depression too. Short term anxiety usually clears up before causing depression, but anxiety disorder such as panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder very often lead to depression. But is anxiety and depression one and the same thing? The answer is both yes and no.  The “No” answer: […]

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How Long Does An Anxiety Attack Last?

How Long Does An Anxiety Attack Last

An anxiety attack and a panic attack are very different. Panic attacks typically are sudden and very strong, but they last only about 20 minutes or less. They come on with force, then peak and, finally dissipate a few minutes later. A panic attack usually has four or more symptoms. An anxiety attack is less […]

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The Relationship Between Tachycardia and Anxiety

The Relationship Between Tachycardia and Anxiety

Tachycardia is a high resting heart rate (commonly 100+ BPM), meaning that the heart is beating too fast when there is not physical activity taking place. Imagine an original (1928 – 1944) Mickey Mouse cartoon with Mickey sitting on a park bench while Minnie Mouse walks by. The next frame shows Mickey’s heart pumping wildly. […]

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Low Blood Pressure and Anxiety

Low Blood Pressure and Anxiety

A bag full of Halloween candy might be called “Too much of a good thing.” Someone with high blood pressure (hypertension) might consider low blood pressure a good option, but actually it is not. Low blood pressure or hypotension is also an imbalance, an outlier from the norm, and therefore, has potential problems associated with it.1,2,3, […]

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