people around the world have depression
- World Health Organization
Depression is categorized as a feeling of sadness and low energy. We will all experience some form of Depression at least once in our lifetime. When it becomes a frequent occurrence, however, it can have a significant impact on our ability to go about our daily lives. Below is a list of some of the symptoms associated with Depression. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms on a regular basis please consult with your medical professional.
— Extreme Sadness
— Feeling of hopelessness
— Loss of interest in normal things
— Difficulty concentrating
— Decreased energy
— Sudden weight loss or weight gain
— Thoughts of death and suicide*
Many factors can contribute to depression such as family history, lifestyle, loss of a loved one, losing your job, ending a relationship or many other significant life events. It is always best to consult with a qualified medical professional for a proper diagnosis.
*If you are having thoughts of suicide, please seek help immediately by contacting your local authorities or medical professional.
of all people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety or GAD (Generalized anxiety disorder), occurs when a person experiences a disproportionate level of stress and fear on a regular basis. Anxiety is part of our daily lives, especially if you live in a major city where the pace of life and demand are high. Most people only experience anxiety when facing extreme danger or a major stressful life event. When this happens, the fight or flight response kicks into gear. This is a normal response to what the brain perceives to be an imminent danger but when it becomes a frequent occurrence it is known as generalized anxiety disorder. The symptoms vary from person to person. Below is a list of some of the most common symptoms. If you are experiencing any of them on a regular basis please consult with your medical professional.
— Extreme fatigue
— Feeling faint or dizzy
— Shortness of breath
— Difficulty swallowing
— Panic attack
— Heart palpitations
— Chest pain
— Feeling like you’re losing control
There are many things that can contribute to anxiety such as environmental factors (personal, financial and work-related stress), genetic predisposition, medical conditions which can trigger anxiety and withdrawal from certain medications or illicit drugs to name a few. These are only some of the many triggers for anxiety. It is always best to consult with a qualified medical professional for a proper diagnosis.