Depression and Anxiety commonly manifests physically, through stomach pains, headaches, disrupted or excessive/lack of sleep, and motor control difficulty. It can be difficulty to control the worry and is often accompanied by negative thoughts about self. There can be a fine line between experiences of depression and anxiety, with many reporting they feel symptoms of both, sometimes at the same time. While the causes can be unknown, a predisposition for it runs in families and it can be triggered by trauma and adverse life circumstances. Anxiety tends to display differently in women than in men.
Depression and anxiety often exacerbate each other and people with depression commonly have difficulty concentrating on tasks and conversations. Some people abuse alcohol and drugs or overeat as a way of coping, causing them to develop other medical problems.
Anxiety is a common mental complaint which is characterized by prolonged emotional symptoms including:
- Difficult time controlling the worry
- Restless, feeling on edge
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle tension
Every case is unique and requires individual attention, but there are a number of effective complementary ways of treating Anxiety, including:
- Talk therapy
- EMDR therapy
- Adopting a healthy lifestyle