anxiety and depression
Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at one time or another for instance when faced with a problem at work, completing an exam or making a big decision. Anxiety disorders are different and can interfere with a person’s ability to lead a normal life, worry and fear are constant and can be crippling. Types of anxiety disorders include specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder. Whatever form that is presented the good news is, that there are tools available to help everyone. Together we will explore the root cause of your anxiety and help you manage your anxiety in a more empowering and healthy way.
Depression has eight main symptoms, and the advice is to speak to a GP or mental health professional if you notice five or more of these symptoms, lasting for a period of two weeks or more. The symptoms are:
Feeling: depressed, sad, anxious or bored
Energy: low energy, feeling tired or fatigued
Sleep: under or over-sleeping, frequent waking during the night
Thinking: slow thinking or poor concentration
Interest: loss of interest in hobbies, family, social life or work
Value: low self-esteem
Aches: physical aches and pains with no physical basis e.g., chest/head/tummy pain associated with anxiety or stress.
Life: loss of interest in living, thinking about death, suicidal thoughts
What should you do if you think depression is a factor for you or your loved one?
The most important thing to do is speak to a doctor or mental health professional in order to get a correct diagnosis. There are a number of treatments for depression, depending on the cause and severity of symptoms and a professional is best placed to decide which, if any treatment is appropriate and if engaging in therapy can help.