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Anxiety, Stress & Depression
What is Anxiety, Stress & Depression?
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry that doesn’t subside and is ongoing without a particular reason. These disorders affect how we feel and behave and can cause physical symptoms too.
Stress is also a form of anxiety, the way the body responds to pressure at work or any kind of perceived threat, It can also be emotional.
Both are a natural protective mechanism which should automatically go away but in some cases, it doesn’t, which consequently causes problems for certain individuals.
Depression, similar to stress, is a psychological term which has now become ‘mainstream’ and therefore, a bit distorted. Clients look at me with a puzzled expression when they tell me that they are ‘depressed’ and I ask them what they mean by that. It is not that I don’t know what depression is but I want to know what they are calling depression. Is it just a feeling of being extremely sad and unmotivated?
No, depression is much more than that. When a person is depressed there is an extreme loss of interest and pleasure in activities and life in general. This is usually followed by a change in a person’s sleep pattern and/or appetite, lack of concentration and an extreme feeling of worthlessness or guilt that can persist and really disrupt an individual’s life.
Contact me to help you cope with Anxiety, Stress and Depression.