How to Recognize Signs of Anxiety or Depression

Feeling tired and worn down, no matter how much you sleep? Snapping at people? Can't muster up interest in another Zoom happy hour? Does your neck hurt? What about your stomach? Having a lot of headaches? Don't ignore it: Your body might be trying to tell you something.

"We've gotten accustomed to just pushing through our days," says Dr. Lindsey McKernan, 36, associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "A lot of the time, particularly in the past year, when we've been faced with so much stress, we've just been soldiering on."


Lindsey McKernan, Ph.D