DEPRESSION, STRESS, & ANXIETY
Depression, stress, and anxiety may present themselves in your life in different ways:
First of all, the word depression can be misunderstood. Each of us may experience sad or depressed moods at challenging points in our lives, such as the ending of a very important relationship, the loss of a job or a significant career change. For many individuals the feelings of sadness may be
However, Clinical depression affects individuals in more significant ways; it extends over a more prolonged period of time, can get worse over time, and significantly interferes with a person’s day to day activities.
Depression is considered the most common mental health disorder after anxiety disorders. It affects 7% of adults in the United States in any given year, with a lifetime prevalence of 21% of all Americans. Women are affected at twice the rate of men. There are also gender differences in the way symptoms are experienced.
On the other hand, experiences of stress may not always be bad. In small amounts, it can sometimes help you when you are in high-pressure situations to actually achieve your best. But when you’re constantly running
on overload, there is a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual price to pay.
If you frequently find yourself feeling frantic and overwhelmed, they may be signals to warn you of the necessity of taking steps to bring your life back into balance and to arrest stress and anxiety. Stress and some anxiety may also help you rise to meet challenges.
But beyond a certain point, they stop being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.
Finally, what causes stress and anxiety may depend, at least in part, on your perception of it. Something that's stressful to you may not faze someone else; they may even enjoy it.
Your ability to deal with your depression, stress and anxiety
If you don’t know how to calm and soothe yourself when you’re feeling sad, angry, or troubled, you’re more likely to become depressed, stressed and agitated. Having the ability to identify and process your emotions can increase your tolerance to stress and help you bounce back from adversity.
Your knowledge and preparation
The more you know and understand about depression, anxiety, and stress, the greater your preparation for the journey to healing. If either Depression/ Stress/ Anxiety have become difficult issues for you, please contact me today to assist you on the road to better health and richer life experiences.
Some excerpts reprinted from helpguide.org:
For informational purposes only- Not a substitute for professional diagnosis, advice, or treatment.