Does anyone know how and if depression is or can be similar to social anxiety? Not sure if this was asked before or not...I was just thinking about it.
Interesting. My psychiatrist labeled the avoidant/anxious personality before the depression. In the diagnosis it seemed the depression was a by-product of the avoidance i deal with in everyday life.I somewhat disagree with the idea that social anxiety should be taken care of before depression. It depends on the situation. Most of the time, psychiatrists give priority to depression. B ut if you are in a state of chronic panic, then psychiatrists should prescribe anything that will calm you down. Reducing the panic can sometimes relieve the depression.
Social anxiety and depression very often go together. My therapist has referred to them as the "twin towers."
Hmm yes. I go round in circles. I've not just got SA. I do sometimes wonder which came first and have probably developed SA from struggling to have personal relationships, but don't feel motivated to do anything anymore as lost enjoyment. Never officially been diagnosed with anything.Social anxiety often occurs alongside low self-esteem and clinical depression, due to lack of personal relationships and long periods of isolation from avoiding social situations. Although both SA and depression may involve social withdrawal, the cause of the withdrawal is different. People with SA withdraw out of fear of negative evaluation by others, while people with depression withdraw due to a lack of enjoyment.
yes true SA sufferers tend to get depression, understandably.the 2 often go hand in hand. in you suffer from SA, you have a high possibility of then suffering from depression. and if you suffer from depression, it is also then possible to develope SA symptoms, and suffer from that too. the problem with mental issues is that so many things have symptoms that overlap other disorders that it can be hard to distinguish between them if you are not fully experienced with diagnosing mental disorders etc.
with depression and SA, for example, they can both cause self isolation. but most commonly, one feeds the other and a downward spiral will ensue.
not sure if i quite answered your question here. but i hope i helped to some extent.
they are both 2 completely different things.Does anyone know how and if depression is or can be similar to social anxiety? Not sure if this was asked before or not...I was just thinking about it.