Cameron Hodny

During the last two years, change and uncertainty have become regular parts of our everyday lives. Between changing work and school routines, a fraught election cycle, social unrest, and losses of all kinds, it’s understandable that more Americans have been feeling stressed, anxious, and depressed. As we get into the darker winter months and face uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 trajectory, it’s important to learn about what anxiety and depression look like and how we can manage symptoms and promote mental wellness.

Anxiety and depression have a lot of symptoms in common, with a few key differences. Both anxiety and depression may involve irritability, trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, or having difficulty concentrating. A key difference is that anxiety tends to heighten and worry us, while depression tends to dampen and empty us.

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