Depression With Anxiety

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:
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • 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
yellow/yellowish fingernails
much reduced sense of smell
vision disturbances
T3-only thyroid hormone use
no desire to recover from alcoholism
high iodine consumption
brittle fingernails
regularly feeling unusually cold
being a lethargic person
being stubborn
... 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:
Cause Probability Status
Anorexia/Starvation Tendency 93% Confirm
DMAE Need 22% Unlikely
Hypothyroidism 4% Ruled out
Hypoglycemia 4% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate suffering from depression, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
When depressed, do you also feel agitated, anxious or have difficulty falling/staying asleep?
Possible responses:
→ Not applicable / don't know
→ No
→ Yes, to some extent
→ Definitely
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: