Difference Between Depression & Anxiety Disorders


Depression & anxiety are usually two terms that are often heard together in the same sentence.  If we are depressed, do we have anxiety? If we experience anxiety, does that mean we are depressed?

Watch & listen as FamilyAffaires.com Contributor, Dr. Dan Gottlieb sets the record straight.  Dr. Gottlieb says that although it’s common to experience both, not all people with anxiety are depressed and not everyone who is depressed experiences anxiety.

Learn when medications should be used and when psychotherapy is more effective.  Dr. Dan talks about the symptoms of each and how to address them.  FamilyAffaires.com Community Advocate, Roseann Vanella, brings up a good point about grief and Dr. Gottlieb tells how normal grief can be confused with depression.

As always, there is a wealth of information to be learned on depression & anxiety.

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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