Mixed Anxiety-depressive Disorder

The mixed anxiety-depressive disorder is characterized by both anxiety and depressive symptoms, with neither being predominant to group it under one category. Family history, lack of family support, poverty, chronic disease, older age, trauma during childhood, low self-esteem, and increased stress are the factors that increase the chance of development. Antidepressant medications and cognitive behavior therapy help in treating the condition.

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How to deal with depression, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Query: Hi doctor, I had depression, anxiety, and panic attacks last year. The medications I took slowed down my daily functions. It made things more difficult. I also had symptoms of PTSD last year. Now I have similar symptoms and feel emotionless. I cannot focus on something. I have depressive episodes, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I can understand your situation. You may have mixed anxiety-depressive disorder and less likely to be ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). There is non-pharmacological management for it, and ...  Read Full »

How to manage mixed anxiety-depressive disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from panic attacks, anxiety, and many other symptoms that come along with it. I have to leave work constantly and go home a lot of the time due to a panic attack. Also, I feel as if I cannot stay still in one place for a long time. I constantly need a change of scen...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth N. Nagda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a mixed anxiety-depressive disorder. This is very common, and about 10 to 15 percent of people have this problem. It is also very easily treatable. You will need to visit a psychiatrist. He will prescribe you SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor...  Read Full »

Do psychological problems appear secondary to sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from sleep apnea and some psychological problems. I strongly suspect that the two are related and that sleep apnea is causing psychological problems. About four years back, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea when the AHI was around 30. Gradually, my weight increased over...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concerns. With available details, it is almost transparent that you are suffering from sleep apnea and secondary mixed anxiety-depressive disorder (MADD), which means sleep apnea itself causes anxiety and mood depression. Now regar...  Read Full »

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