Anxiety can cause you to have a racing mind, fear, nervousness and excessive worrying. If you are suffering from these and similar symptoms, they can affect your mood, behavior and result in physical troubles. Mild anxiety is common, yet unsettling. Severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, resulting in a serious impact to your daily life. When do you need treatment? If you have sweaty palms and butterflies in your tummy before a test at school, a first date or a job interview, this is not uncommon. Anxiety becomes a problem when it interferes with your ability to manage daily activities. If you respond in an outsize way to what you might anticipate, then you may be anxious. If you find this to be the case then Mindfulness, Meditation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy will help. These coping mechanisms will slow down your thought processes to put you back in the driver’s seat where you belong.
Depression is displayed by tearfulness, low motivation and irritability and can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in your daily activities. This can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have difficulty getting out of bed, eating too little or too much, finding any comfort in your surroundings or loved ones and you might believe that life isn’t worth living. It can affect all your relationships and everything you do.
Despite the fact that well-meaning friends and family may expect you to “cheer up,” depression is more than just a bout of the blues. Depression may be eased with understanding how you arrived in this situation and also by learning about solution-focused tools. However, depending on your specific circumstances, depression may require long-term treatment and medication or both by consulting with your primary care physician or a psychiatrist.