Ive suffered from anxiety for the last 12 years or is it depression ? Apart from a course of tablets seven years ago i tried to manage it myself. I know that in the next few months at least my stress levels are going to be even higher than normal due to my daughter being diagnosed with alopecia and obviously needing emotional support. I tend to suffer from extreme morbid thoughts about people i care about, shaking, disturbed sleep patterns and sometimes waking up during the night with a choking sensation. My mind is on constant high alert. Are these symptoms of anxiety or depression , or do these go hand in hand ? Any thoughts on this would be a great help as i sometimes think im going mad ! Sorry looked like it should have gone on the question section !