My depression started at 10 and my anxiety started at 30. Being 20 years apart, not sure if there is really a link there. But having both together is the pits.
I don't want to take medication as I am worried about
becoming addicted and / or the potential side effects.
I have found Emotional Freedom Technique lowers my depression, and Bach Flower Rescue Remedy to be beneficial for the anxiety and panic attacks.
Along with reflexology, massage, hypnosis, acupuncture, exercise, guided meditations, herbal adaptogens and change of diet.
Giving up alcohol has also helped enormously, along with deleting Facebook.
Little steps but big impacts.
Hope you find relief too