Depression and anxiety are two of most common psychological ailments of our time. Both are triggered by extreme, stressful situations. Even their initial symptoms look the same. However, they are two completely different demons.
Anxiety and depression can be triggered by a wide range of factors, including but not limited to, emotional, environmental and nutritional and health factors, along with genetic ones. Studies have also pointed towards biochemical causes behind anxiety and depression but they have not been conclusive.
As I pointed out earlier, anxiety and depression are fundamentally different, but they often become entwined. People suffering from depression often develop anxiety disorders and vice versa. Sometimes, the treatments for depression and anxiety overlap. Therefore, it is necessary to delve into the nature of each ailment before we can talk about getting the right treatment.