Is it possible?

Patient

Q: Is it possible to have more than one illness? I seem to have nearly all of the symptoms of depression. I am also extremely tense and anxious around other people. I have been this way nearly all of my life and when I was younger I was told it was just shyness and nervousness that everybody gets and it would go away. I am 24 now and I am still the same. I never leave my apartment unless I absolutely have to and I skip a lot of class because I am always so anxious in class because I'm afraid to be asked to talk in front of everybody. I guess my question is it possible to have depression and anxiety? I don't know exactly what's wrong with me but it has been affecting my school grades and it is getting worse.

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