Depression and Anxiety Disorders

Barbara10Broek By Barbara10Broek, 6th Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Anxiety disorders is an umbrella category that covers a number of disorders, such as panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Depression and Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders is an umbrella category that covers a number of disorders, such as panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, all of these medical conditions can lead to even more health problems and emotional problems, so you may need treatment in a number of areas. One medical condition that may develop is depression. While many people carelessly use the term depression to describe an intense sadness, depression is more than just a day or being upset about something. Depression can truly stop your from living your life. If you are worried that you may be developing depression in addition to other medical conditions surrounding anxiety disorders, see your doctor immediately.

There are a number of symptoms associated with depression that you may experience. Some clues to you that depression may e a problem include loss of appetite, increase in appetites, having no sexual energy, muscle aches and pains, inability to concentrate, feeling afraid or confused, being easily angered, not caring about things you used to love, not being about to pinpoint why you feel sad, hating yourself, and thinking about death often. If you are experiencing three or more of these symptoms on a daily basis, you should see your doctor and talk to him or her about depression right away.

Depression can also lead to thoughts of suicide in the worst-case scenario. If you have thought about killing yourself, even one, you should get help right away. Tell someone you love or call 9-1-1 or a local hotline for support. If you cannot do these things, drive to the local emergency room of a hospital near you, go to your doctor or therapist’s office, or, at the very least, go to a public place. Give yourself some time to think about things before making any decisions.

Remember, depression is a real medical illness. Over 20 million Americas suffer from depression at some point another, and it can affect any age, gender, race, religion, or ethnicity. You can find great treatments to help you with your depression, from medication that inhibits certain receptors in the brain to therapy to help you talk about the things that are making your depressed.

In the end, it is simply important to realize that you can feel better and there is help. Having depression is nothing to be ashamed about, and modern medicine makes it possible for you to overcome your depression and your anxiety disorders in order to live a healthy life.


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author avatar Jerry Walch
6th Jan 2011 (#)

Another very interesting and informative article Barbara. My wife suffers from clinical depression so I know first hand how serious an illness depression really is.

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author avatar Barbara10Broek
6th Jan 2011 (#)

Thanks Jerry, I also suffer from depression

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author avatar Jerry Walch
6th Jan 2011 (#)

I'm really sorry to hear that Barbara, depression is no walk in the park.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Jan 2011 (#)

I am sorry Barbara and jerry, that y'all deal with this illness.
My older brother was dx'd as pyschotic manic depressive.
I have been his caretaker (he is also mentally challenged from birth & a epileptic) since 1996 and when he is down, it is so hard on him.
Hard for me to witness also.
Great informative piece Barbara. As always.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Greenfaol
21st Jan 2011 (#)

This is another excellent and informative article. Really sorry to hear that you suffer from this. i had no idea 20 million Americans suffered from it. It does seem to be an issue with increasing numbers and there are still people out there who won't discuss it, as though it is still taboo. I hope these articles will bring greater awareness and let people know it is good to talk, and that there are people out there who will listen.
Thanks for that :o)

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