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
  • Anorexia/Starvation Tendency
  • Hypoglycemia
  • 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:
inner trembling
intolerance of sugars
brittle hair
yellow/yellowish fingernails
poor concentration during cycle
anorexia
occasionally feeling unusually cold
high refined sugar consumption
moderate unexplained weight gain
brittle fingernails
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:
Cause Probability Status
Anorexia/Starvation Tendency 97% Confirm
Hypoglycemia 19% Unlikely
DMAE Need 3% Ruled out
Hypothyroidism 2% 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:

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