Depression and anxiety-How are they related?

Generally both these terms appear as if they have the similar meaning but actually both are different. In literal terms, both have the different meaning. But mostly, people take it as if both are same.
Depression causes sadness, despair and people often remain angry. While a person with anxiety experiences a lot of fear. It seems he is always afraid of the situations.

Overweight, Antidepressants and TTC: Fitness tips?

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Dear Fitness Expert,
To give you a little history about myself, 2 years ago I tried to become pregnant. I succeeded, but unfortunately lost the baby at 3 months due to Turner Syndrome. I am trying again.

I am 5'7 ½" tall and weigh 245. I take antidepressants called Lexapro. I was told by my Ob/gyn to switch over to Prozac at 20mg. per day. I am concerned about both issues of being overweight and the antidepressant. I am currently trying to lose weight, it's just a battle for me.

Do you have any information on these topics for me?

Thanks a lot.

Abusing Prescription Drugs During Pregnancy

When you become pregnant, changes must be made in your lifestyle for the health of your baby. If dependence or abuse of prescription drugs has become part of your life, it is important that you seek help. Abusing prescription drugs can not only be harmful to you, but also to your baby.

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Opioids: These drugs are prescribed to treat pain and are sometimes used as a pre-anesthetic sedative. Common names include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone (Vicodin), meperidine (Demerol) and oxycodone (OxyContin).