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:
- Anorexia/Starvation Tendency
- DMAE Need
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:
intolerance of sugars
poor concentration during cycle
occasionally feeling unusually cold
high refined sugar consumption
moderate unexplained weight gain
possible swelling at front of neck
difficulty losing weight
... and more than 70 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: