Friday, May 1, 2020

Treatments for Anxiety and Depression


Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and panic disorder. They present a variety of symptoms including disproportionate worry and tension, unwanted thoughts, racing heart, extreme self-consciousness, and more. Symptoms of depression may include feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, pessimism, worthlessness, irritability, as well as physical symptoms such as headaches, appetite loss, and insomnia.

 

Both depressed and anxious people may cope by becoming avoidant – that is, they steer clear of potentially stressful situations, which might appear as a kind of shutting down to their friends and loved ones. There are different theories about why anxiety and depression occur together. One theory is that they have similar biological mechanisms, which of course leads to comorbidity. Another theory is that because of the overlapping symptoms, many people meet the criteria for both diagnoses. 

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