Anxiety and depression are two prevalent mental health conditions, each with distinct characteristics:
Anxiety is more than just temporary worry or fear; for someone with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can worsen over time. It can interfere with daily activities like job performance, schoolwork, and relationships. Common symptoms include feelings of nervousness, restlessness, or tension, an increased heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, trembling, difficulty focusing, and trouble sleeping. Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias.