Anxiety vs. Depression: Understanding the Differences
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Originally Published: October 5, 2021
Original Author: Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C
Original Reviewer: Kristen Fuller, MD
Updated: March 31, 2022
Author: No Change
Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Mental Differences for Anxiety vs Depression”, “Physical Differences for Depression vs Anxiety”, and “Can You Have Both Anxiety & Depression at the Same Time?”. New material written by Eric Patterson, LPC and reviewed by Dena Westphalen, PharmD.