DEPRESSION



Anxiety is a term which describes the feelings people experience when faced with threat or danger or when stressed. Anxiety can sometimes be triggered by experiences such as job loss, relationship breakdown, illness, accidents or the death of someone close.

In these situations, anxiety is usually experienced for a limited time. Anxiety also can be caused by a number of things that present as risk factors contributing to the development of an anxiety condition.

Such factors include a stress and lifestyle, chronic health conditions, substance abuse and mental health conditions just to name a few.

Everyone is different in how they experience anxiety and what might provoke the onset of anxiety or a panic attack, which is why it is important to recognize your individual signs and symptoms and seek help. stress, such as work related stress; marriage or relationship stress or traumatic life events may lead to the development of an anxiety condition. It is important to recognize the stress or and manage the symptoms by talking to friends, family and a professional.

Also Chronic health like diabetes, heart disease, asthma and other major physical illnesses are challenged to face the reality of the disease and often feel anxiety as an effect of the disease.

Faced with problems that the disease places on everyday living such as monitoring and self-treatment and the effect it can have on relationships. Poor sleep, lack of self-confidence and low self esteem as a result of the disease, can also contribute to anxiety. Again, Managing
anxiety can be difficult and some anxiety sufferers turn to alcohol or drugs to manage the symptoms. Unfortunately, the immediate effect of the substance that may seem  effective, they often lead to long term addiction or substance abuse and may also aggravate the condition.

An anxiety disorder is defined when anxiety is persistent, out of proportion to reality and significantly interferes with a person’s daily life.

An anxiety disorder can be typically accompanied by intense uncontrollable worry, avoidance of real or perceived anxiety provoking situations and panic attacks. Speaking to a psychologist may help you deal with anxiety by equipping you with strategies to manage
the symptoms and keep panic attacks under control.

So therefore If you have depression, it is important to accept that you will need ongoing help and support and part of that is supporting yourself with the right daily tool.

Speaking to a psychologist may help you deal with anxiety by equipping you with strategies to manage the symptoms and keep panic attacks under control and Looking at the illness holistically by addressing all aspects of your life, including, work, social and physical will help you to feel in control and maintain a healthier balance.