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Anxiety/Depression

Anxiety

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  • Do you tend to feel nervous or worry excessively about everyday situations and activities? Do you experience distress over being unable to control this worry?

  • Do you experience persistent thoughts or feelings of impending doom?

  • Do you create scenarios in your mind that trigger physical or emotional distress?

  • Do you often experience unwanted physical symptoms such as sweating, increased heart rate, rapid breathing, nausea, and/or muscle tension?

Anxiety is intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, and feeling tired may occur.

 

Here are some areas that are affected by anxiety: 

 

Behavioral – inability to be still or stay calm, ritualistic behaviors (repeatedly checking windows, washing hands etc.), trouble sleeping

 

Mental – feeling panic, fear or uneasiness, repeated thoughts or flashbacks, uncontrollable obsessive thoughts, nightmares

 

Physical – Shortness of breath, racing heartbeat or heart palpitations, cold or sweaty hands, dry mouth, nausea, numbness or tingling in hands or feet, muscle tension

Depression

  • Have you been feeling sad, empty, hopeless, or worthless?

  • Do you experience periods of anger, irritability, or restlessness?

  • Have you lost interest or pleasure in tasks/activities that you used to enjoy?

  • Do you feel tired, sluggish, or unmotivated? Does it feel like basic tasks take extra effort and energy?

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Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in things once enjoyed.  It affects how you feel, think, and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.  

 

Here are some areas that are affected by depression: 

 

Cognitive – lack of concentration, slowness in activities, feeling worthless, obsessive thoughts of guilt loss of hope, suicidal thoughts

 

Mood – apathy, general discontent, guilt, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, mood swings, anxiety, sadness

 

Behavior – excessive crying, irritability, social isolation, agitation

 

Whole Body: fatigue, loss of appetite, excessive hunger, restlessness, weight fluctuation

 

Sleep: insomnia, excess sleepiness, early awakening, restless sleep

If you feel like you may be suffering from depression or anxiety or any of these symptoms, please know that you don’t have to struggle alone. Contact us at (734) 985-0417 to schedule an appointment. ​