Depression and anxiety can be very painful and disruptive to your life. While depression keeps you from being able to feel cheerful and enthusiastic about anything, anxiety causes you to worry excessively and feel constant apprehension (often without a good reason).
For many people with an anxiety disorder, dealing with the overabundance of stress can eventually lead to depression. When someone has both depression and anxiety issues, he or she feels the effects of both. The depression may also make the individual feel unmotivated to seek treatment for the mental health problems, and to neglect his or her physical health.
It can be very dangerous for someone to be in poor mental health with no motivation to get help for it. This is especially true for pregnant women and new mothers, who are at risk for developing depression and anxiety problems because of the changes in their bodies.
In order to keep mothers and their babies safe, it is good to know how to recognize the signs of depression and anxiety.
If you want to read a list of common symptoms of anxiety and depression and also find out more about resources for women who have these disorders, follow the link here: