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:
When depressed, do you also feel agitated, anxious or have difficulty falling/staying asleep?
Possible responses:→ Not applicable / don't know
→ Yes, to some extent