Depression and anxiety symptoms often tend to overlap, especially in the older population, leading to an under-diagnosis of anxiety. However, treatment for the two disorders can be different - that's why it's important to accurately diagnose and assess these disorders in older adults.
Recognizing Anxiety: Symptoms, Signs, and Risk Factors - Recognizing Anxiety: Symptoms, Signs, and Risk Factors - Anxiety is a normal part of human life. You may have felt anxiety before addressing a group or applying for a job, for example. In the short term, anxiety increases your breathing rate and heart rate, concentrating the blood flow to your brain, where you need it. - See more at: http://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety/effects-on-body#sthash.RYVYs22R.dpuf