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Re: Repressed anger causes anxiety/depression??

Posted by emilyp on July 29, 2009, at 22:11:10

In reply to Repressed anger causes anxiety/depression??, posted by garnet71 on July 29, 2009, at 21:51:29

My doctor (who is also my therapist) has always said that anger and depression are flip sides of a coin. If you feel one, it is likely that you will feel the other. Or put another way, you can express certain emotions one of two ways; sometimes those emotions are expressed through anger and sometimes they are expressed through depression. And while I don't know for sure, I suspect it does not matter whether that anger is truly expressed or repressed.

Similarly, my doctor is a firm believer that anxiety usually fuels depression. While he always concerned about my depression, he becomes acutely aware when I become anxious (Generally, I do not suffer from a lot of anxiety, so when I feel it, it must mean something is really bad.) He really feels that if the anxiety is not under control, then regardless of what I am taking for the depression, it probably won't work very well.

I don't know if this is exactly what you were asking about but I thought I would respond




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