Anyone who has struggled with depression and anxiety can tell you that living with these conditions can make even the smallest daily tasks feel impossible. And while some people only deal with anxiety and depression for limited amounts of time, others may have these mental health conditions over the course of their entire lives. 

Statistics show that anxiety and depression are two of the most widespread mental health conditions in America. In fact, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that nearly 40 million people in the U.S.—or about 18 percent of the nation's population—are affected by anxiety orders. And about half of people diagnosed with depression may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder as well. 

Understanding depression and anxiety

While experts are still studying the connection between anxiety disorders