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Is It Depression, or Is It Anxiety?

High rates of overlap and similar symptoms make diagnoses difficult. But in the future, that might not matter.

Illustration: Miju Lee

Where does anxiety end and depression begin?

In 2017, the World Health Organization estimated that 4.4% of the global population — more than 300 million people — suffer from depression, and that…

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Neuroscientist writing about brains, behavior, & health. Sign up for my free newsletter on the science of well-being: erman.substack.com