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Depression and Anxiety: Can I Have Both?

Is it possible to have depression and anxiety at the same time? Answer From Craig N. Sawchuk, Ph.D., L.P. Depression and anxiety are different conditions, but they commonly occur together. They also have similar treatments. Feeling down or having the blues now and then is normal. And everyone feels anxious from time to time—it’s a […]

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Anxiety: a Cause of High Blood Pressure?

Can anxiety cause high blood pressure? Answer From Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D. Anxiety doesn't cause long-term high blood pressure (hypertension). But episodes of anxiety can cause dramatic, temporary spikes in your blood pressure. If those temporary spikes occur frequently, such as every day, they can cause damage to your blood vessels, heart, and kidneys, as […]