You can start to think what’s wrong with me, why can’t I feel normal and feeling like this for weeks or months on end can make some people sink into a depression.
In this case, you would have two disorders, the original anxiety disorder and then a depression that’s one scenario.
Another scenario is when your primary problem is depression having no joy, feeling hopeless, hardly having the energy to do anything.
Instead of feeling a heavy weight on your chest all day, you feel tears just behind your eyes all day, ready to stream at the slightest provocation.
In fact, you’d probably do need to go off and cry from time to time but it’s not one of those nice cleansing cries where you feel like you purged pent up emotions.
It’s crying on top of pain and the tears don’t release anything.
You still hurt even after you’ve cried.
This is what your depression might look like if you had pure depression, but many times people have anxiety symptoms mixed in with their depression.