According to research, almost half of people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. This means, a huge number of people with depression are struggling with “caring too much” while they don't care at all at the same time. Anna Borges from Buzzfeed made a list of 20 things that a person with depression and anxiety experiences. Of course, the list is personal, but it will remind hundreds out there who are having the same problems that they’re not alone!Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/annaborges/20-fe...
1. The idea of getting anything less than a stellar score on a test freaks you out, but you don’t have the energy to study at all.
2. It’s scary to think about what will happen if you miss school or work, but you don’t have the will to get out of bed.
3. You feel more tired the less you move, but your heart races at the thought of taking the first step.
4. You get too uncomfortable with the mess piling up around you, but all you can do is just stare at it and think “I’ll clean tomorrow.”
5. You make hundreds of to-do lists to untangle your thoughts, but you know that you’ll never actually cross anything off.
6. You believe that every canceled plan will end your friendships, but you can’t follow through either.
7. Being single makes you feel terrible, but you also cancel every first date because the thought of going through with it gives your heart palpitations.
8. You fear that your partner will get fed up and leave, but your anxiety whispers in your ear that they deserve better and should.
9. You ignore texts and turn down invitations, but you feel terrible if the texts and invitations stop.
10. You’re afraid of winding up alone, but you’re also isolating yourself because you sometimes just need to hide from it all.
11. The only thing you want is to crawl home and sleep, but your skittering, panicked pulse keeps you awake at 2 a.m.
12. You alternate between feeling paralyzed in the present and scared shitless about the future.
13. You can’t enjoy the good days because you’re too gripped by the anxiety that the next low is around the corner.
14. You sleep too much or not at all.
15. You need a break from your racing thoughts, but you’re not able to climb out of the pit of yourself.
16. You feel like you need to do everything, but don’t want to do anything at all.
17. When you’re not trying to hide from one part of your brain, you’re hiding from the other. So you constantly use coping mechanisms and escapism.
18. You wonder if the things that are making your heart feel heavy are things your anxious mind just made up.
19. You sit awake at 3 a.m. worrying about a future you’re not even sure you want to have.
20. You feel too much and nothing at all at the same time, which means feeling like you can never win.