Mixed Anxiety And Depressive Disorder (MADD)

Mixed anxiety and depressive disorder (MADD) describes conditions or disorders that have both anxiety and depressive symptoms. Many think of anxiety and depression as separate ends of a spectrum.

This isn't true - many individuals experience both depression (such as sadness, lack of interest, negativity, inactivity) and anxiety (excessive worrying, racing thoughts, fear, insomnia). Sufferers of MADD have a fairly equal representation of both types of symptoms; neither the anxiety or depressive symptoms are dominant.

Treatment of MADD involves therapies and medications that treat both depression and anxiety symptoms such as therapy and medications such as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

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