I have been suffering from anxiety and depression since my son's diagnosis of schizophrenia. I've probably had some form of anxiety most of my life but I've been able to function. The same is true for depression. I would call the anxiety I've had as being a worry wart. My depression I could always explain due to circumstances, normal stuff that would cause depression, but could get over when the worried-about circumstance went away. But since my son's diagnosis I believe I have GAD and major depression. I've also developed what I believe to be GERD.