Hello! I am 53 years old and have dealt with depression and anxiety pretty much my whole life. My issues probably due to a horrible home life growing up, I am sure a lot of you can relate. I used alcohol for a long time to self medicate. I have been sober for almost 4 years. I recently moved away from family and friends, again very stressful. Having dealt with these issues for so long I have all the "knowledge" and tools. But I still struggle with the what am I dealing with, am I depressed or is it anxiety. And does it really matter which came first? I am so happy I found this site because I have been looking for a support group. By the way I am Giginmaya!