05 Nov Is Depression & Anxiety Common?
Depression & Anxiety
More common and treatable than you thought.
In general, we tend to put off getting any kind of assistance when it comes to our mental health. We think we are supposed to be tough, to manage change and to take charge of our lives and mindsets!
These ideas make it hard to acknowledge when there is a problem, especially one affecting our emotions.
Factors that contribute to depression and anxiety include : physical health problems, relationship problems, employment problems, social isolation, a significant change in living arrangements, as well as children!
What is Depression?
It can be characterized as feelings of severe despondency and dejection, and some say that self-doubt creeps in and that swiftly turns to depression. Depression is a serious condition that doesn’t get better by itself.
– On average, 1 in 6 people will experience depression at some stage of their lives.
– On average, 1 in 5 women will experience depression at some stage of their lives.
– On average, 1 in 8 men will experience depression at some stage of their lives.
– feelings of dread
– poor concentration
– inner tension and nervousness
– irritability or edginess
– hyper vigilance towards danger
– absent mindedness
– fear of losing control
What is Anxiety?
Anxious feeling are a normal reaction to a situation where a person feels under pressure. For some people, these feelings happen for no reason, and for others, these feelings happen after a stressful event occurs. An anxiety disorder can be a serious condition that makes it hard for a person to cope with daily life.
– On average, 1 in 4 people will experience anxiety.
– On average, 1 in 3 women will experience anxiety.
– On average, 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety.
Signs of Anxiety :
– pounding heart
– excessive sweating
– chocking sensations
– dizziness and vertigo
– shortness of breath
– hot flushes or chills
– insomnia and exhaustion
– panic attacks
The encouraging news is that there’s a range of treatments, health professionals and services available to help with depression and anxiety, and there are many things you can do to help yourself.
Call us for support, whether it e about yourself, your loved one, or a friend in need.
Or send us an email, and we’ll find you someone to speak with.