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Anxiety and Depression Treatment with Heidi


Anxiety and Depression are two common disorders that can be experienced at the same time and this is more common that you might think. Although each condition has its own causes, they may share similar symptoms and treatment.


Low to moderate levels of anxiety are normal. We actually need anxiety as the force that drives us to plan and maneuver in this world to avoid pain. However, high levels of anxiety can get in the way of our social lives, our marriages and our work life. This is when anxiety becomes a problem and can make life unbearable.


Anxiety

Symptoms of Anxiety:

  • Restlessness, irritability or feeling on edge
  • Feeling easily fatigued
  • Difficulty controlling worry or fear
  • Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
  • Muscle tension
  • Racing heart
  • Grinding teeth
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Panic
  • Dread
  • Gastrointestinal problems without a medical cause

Depression

At some point in our lifespan, we are going to feel down, sad, or upset. This is normal. However, just like with anxiety, symptoms of depression become a concerns when you start feeling that way for several days or weeks and it starts affecting your daily life. Symptoms of depression include:


Symptoms of Depression:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness or emptiness
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Feelings of worthlessness or helplessness
  • Irritability, anger
  • Feeling guilty
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Racing heart
  • Suicide attempts
  • Sleep difficulties

Some symptoms of anxiety and depression that overlap include problems with sleep, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. Both, anxiety and depression, are treatable conditions. Please consider reaching out for support. There is hope.

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