What Causes Depression With Anxiety?
Depression with anxiety can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'life-threatening'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose depression with anxiety, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "depression with anxiety" as a symptom. Here are four possibilities:
- DMAE Need
- Anorexia/Starvation Tendency
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
history of anorexia
very brittle hair
much reduced sense of smell
T3-only thyroid hormone use
no desire to recover from alcoholism
high iodine consumption
regularly feeling unusually cold
being a lethargic person
... and more than 80 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of depression with anxiety:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
When depressed, do you also feel agitated, anxious or have difficulty falling/staying asleep?
→ Not applicable / don't know
→ Yes, to some extent
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate not having depression with anxiety, depression with some anxiety or depression with anxiety, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as: