Anxiety is a feeling of dread or fear that arises when you face any type of threat. Though anxiety arises when you face a dangerous situation, everyone feels anxious during their everyday life, whether they’re late for work, have a job interview, or going on a first date.
Anxiety puts your body on high alert and energizes you to face the anxiety-causing situation. Then your body relaxes after you deal with the circumstance. When anxiety becomes a constant state of mind that affects your daily life, you have an anxiety disorder.
You could have one of several types of anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, or a type of phobia. Each one has unique symptoms, but as a group, these disorders cause:
Intense anxiety may cause a panic attack. Panic attacks occur suddenly and cause symptoms that make you feel like you’re having a heart attack, like chest pain, sweating, and difficulty breathing.
People often put off getting help for depression, thinking that it’s like the blues and their low mood will lift. But depression doesn’t get better on its own. Instead, it grows deeper and affects the way you feel, think, and act.
The symptoms of depression include:
If you have any of these symptoms for two weeks or longer, or you think about suicide, it’s time to seek help from MyHealth LLC.
Treatment for anxiety and depressive disorder includes psychotherapy (talk therapy), medication, or both. Though you may need medication, especially if you’re in deep depression or anxiety limits your daily life, most people achieve faster and longer-lasting improvement when they have therapy.
Several types of therapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, are proven to help people overcome depression and anxiety. Medical marijuana may also be helpful.
If you struggle with depression or anxiety, call MyHealth LLC, or request an appointment online today.