This seriously makes me wonder if my life is just a series of minor anxiety attacks, punctuated by brief bouts of calm. I don't adult well/easily, and I almost constantly feel overwhelmed, unless I'm actively engaging with my children, or in some creative
Depression and anxiety symptoms often tend to overlap, especially in the older population, leading to an under-diagnosis of anxiety. However, treatment for the two disorders can be different - that's why it's important to accurately diagnose and assess.
Just what are anxiety disorders anyway? Anxiety disorders are the commonest psychiatric illnesses globally. And while there is no cure for anxiety disorders, there are very effective treatments available with a good evidence base.