300 Million

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.

 

Symptoms:

 

— Extreme Sadness

— Feeling of hopelessness

— Loss of interest in normal things

— Difficulty concentrating

— Decreased energy

— Irritability

— Sudden weight loss or weight gain

— Thoughts of death and suicide*

 

Causes:

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.

50%

Nearly

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.

 

 

Symptoms:

 

— Extreme fatigue

— Shakiness

— Feeling faint or dizzy

— Shortness of breath

— Difficulty swallowing

— Insomnia

— Panic attack

— Heart palpitations

— Chest pain

— Sweating

— Feeling like you’re losing control


Causes:

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.

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and Anxiety

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