If you are suffering from depression, you will often be nervous and have anxiety symptoms. And if you are suffering from an anxiety condition, you will often also be depressed.
An anxiety condition is a disease in which anxiety, worrying and nervousness are so prominent and bothersome that you have to change and restrict your life. There are things you are unable to do and there can be places where you are unable to go due to your anxiety.
In the worst cases you can be so anxious in so many ways that the anxiety debilitates you. In such a case you definitely need to be treated for the anxiety.
Some psychiatrists believe that the suffering from anxiety is depression hidden under anxiety symptoms. Other psychiatrists believe that the two diseases are independent of each other and that during the course of an anxiety condition you develop secondary depression.
Anxiety and unexplained physical symptoms are in any case closely related to depression. If you don't get treated in time, the one disease can lead to the others. Unfortunately, you risk getting all the diseases if you have been ill for a long time.
Luckily, there are several effective treatments for anxiety conditions. It is important for your treatment that the psychiatrist can predict the course of the condition and select the appropriate treatment. Anxiety conditions have therefore been divided into different diagnoses just like depressions are also divided into diagnoses.
In the psychiatric diagnosis list ICD-10 there are a number of anxiety conditions, which just like all other diagnoses can overlap. You can often observe more anxiety conditions simultaneously.
Anxiety conditions are included together with other similar diagnoses in a chapter in ICD-10 called "Nervous and stress related conditions and conditions with psychologically determined physical symptoms".
In this section you can read about different types of anxiety.