I have depression and anxiety

Anxiety and depression

In the past, there was only anxiety neurosis and phobias, but the classification proposals of the leading institutions, the World Health Organization (WHO), are now sharply separated and diagnosed and treated.

So one first differentiates globally the appropriate, ie "normal" fear.

Organic-based anxiety disorders follow (most common internal and neurological diseases such as hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), diabetes mellitus (diabetes), cardiovascular diseases, migraines, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, brain tumors and so on).

Then there are anxiety states on a psychological basis (depression, in particular increasingly panic attacks, which often precede the depressive syndrome, also schizophrenia, personality and adjustment disorders, alcoholism, drug use and drug addiction, dementia developments and others).

And as the last and probably most important group, the so-called primary anxiety disorders. Primary anxiety disorders are mainly generalized anxiety disorders, panic syndrome, agoraphobia, social phobia, specific phobias and - in a broader sense and later probably filling in their own classifications - obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress reaction or disorder.