36 min

80. What is the relationship between anxiety and depression connected (and how do we help kids manage)‪?‬ Overpowering Emotions Podcast: Helping Children and Teens Manage Big Feels

    • Mental Health

In today’s installment of my comorbidity series, I explore the relationship between depression and anxiety, two of the most common mental health disorders that affect millions of people worldwide, and why they often occur together.



These diagnoses are often talked about separately, but they often coexist. In fact, more than half of the people experiencing depression also have anxiety.

Although there are key differences, there are a lot of similarities between anxiety and depression as well, including some overlapping symptoms and contributing factors.



This is an important topic because, when they co-occur, they can reinforce each other and even make each other worse.



It is therefore important to understand the key pathways to depression and anxiety and what we need to prioritize to help children and teens manage these effectively. Especially since treatment can look very different from treating one alone. And focusing on the wrong thing can actually make things worse. All things I discuss today, so be sure to listen in!



Prefer to watch? You can check out my video: https://youtu.be/iJzLGFG_CZU 



Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcomingevents/

In today’s installment of my comorbidity series, I explore the relationship between depression and anxiety, two of the most common mental health disorders that affect millions of people worldwide, and why they often occur together.



These diagnoses are often talked about separately, but they often coexist. In fact, more than half of the people experiencing depression also have anxiety.

Although there are key differences, there are a lot of similarities between anxiety and depression as well, including some overlapping symptoms and contributing factors.



This is an important topic because, when they co-occur, they can reinforce each other and even make each other worse.



It is therefore important to understand the key pathways to depression and anxiety and what we need to prioritize to help children and teens manage these effectively. Especially since treatment can look very different from treating one alone. And focusing on the wrong thing can actually make things worse. All things I discuss today, so be sure to listen in!



Prefer to watch? You can check out my video: https://youtu.be/iJzLGFG_CZU 



Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcomingevents/

36 min