- excessive worry, restlessness, generally fatigued
- lack of concentration, irritability, insomnia, muscle tension.
If these symptoms keep occurring for more than six months, and cause distress in daily life, then it is a state of anxiety disorder.
If seen closely the two lists have some overlap. insomnia, lack of concentration, and fatigue are all symptoms of both anxiety and depression. Irritability may also manifest in forms of anxiety or depression.
however, there are certain clear difference too. Patients with depression are slow, and their reactions are often dull. Patients with anxiety are more agile, as they strive hard to manage their thoughts,. Another difference is the presence of fear for future in anxiety ridden patients. Depressed people who do not have anxiety are less likely to worry about future, as they believe that circumstances will always be negetive.