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Anxiety and depression.
It is perfectly normal to feel anxious or depressed occasionally, especially in response to the stressors of life.
However, when these feelings become prolonged, disproportionate or apparent without a significant reason, they must be addressed.
In this video, we delve into some information about anxiety and depression, sometimes known as The Black Dog.
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Fortunately, diagnostic and treatment methods have come a long way, with many public health campaigns working to get mental illnesses out of the shadows.
The concurrence of anxiety and depression is a notable feature of these disorders.
While behavioral and emotional symptoms may differ between the two, the fact is that both are a state of unnatural and unpleasant mental health.
Characterized by a constant overwhelming state of fear or worry, anxiety can also be debilitating in its physical manifestations.
The symptoms of depression can be similar with relentless feelings of sadness or despair.
The exact cause is still unclear; However, changes in brain chemistry, genetic factors and hormonal function are believed to play an important role.
Regardless of the cause, mental illness requires and generally responds to professional treatment.
The best methods to treat anxiety and depression.
Our understanding of mental illness has evolved over time, however, it still presents certain difficulties.
In diagnostic terms, depression and anxiety mainly affect the way an individual thinks, feels and, in most cases, behaves later; therefore, we generally rely on patients to identify these changes and seek help.
In some cases, family members or close friends can identify vulnerable people and help request attention.
However, once diagnosed, treatment can be quite successful using a variety of approaches; The most common are: psychological therapies or & # 39; conversation therapies & # 39 ;.
Such therapies are usually administered by a qualified psychologist and involve behavior modification (cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT) or examination of intrapersonal and interpersonal patterns and behaviors.
In general, work will be done to identify and address key triggers and ways to manage future events.
Such therapies are often combined with a focus on improving nutrition and encouraging regular exercise, which in itself can actively promote a healthy mental state.
In fact, a safe and effective first step towards self-empowerment is to take control of the diet.
The benefits are psychological and physiological!
Reducing or eliminating spikes caused by sugar-laden foods and stimulants, such as excess coffee, cigarettes, etc., will help reduce the debilitating feelings associated with general anxiety.
Both children and adults can be affected!
Unfortunately, young people and children are as vulnerable to mental illness as anxiety and depression.
Although they are often more difficult to detect, once diagnosed, applied therapies specifically designed for children can generally help the child live a happier and fuller childhood.
A happier childhood better prepares the child to deal with the stress of adolescence and adulthood.
The healthy and safe transition of young adulthood allows the individual to prepare and live a sense of life in control, empowered and able to face everyday challenges.
Finally, and hopefully after exploring all other options, the use of antidepressant medications may be necessary.
This depends on the severity of the disease and is most often used together with psychotherapies.
Antidepressants can be very effective in some situations.
As in any medical case, the treatment is ideally designed specifically to adapt to the individual, based on an exhaustive study of the personal history of symptoms, responses and environment.
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