Did you know that habits like over-apologizing, or difficulty sleeping could be signs of anxiety? Other clinical signs of anxiety could be being easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating, being easily irritable, frequent headaches, and even muscle pains. However, in this video, we want to talk about the less common signs of anxiety that could be overlooked. If you resonate with any of these signs and want to learn how to help your anxiety, we also have a video here:
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How to Treat Depression
How to Treat Depression
Depression is an illness that can be difficult to deal with. It can affect a person for months or years, and it can negatively affect a person’s life. Fortunately, depression is treatable, but it may take some time to find a treatment that works. Some options include counseling, psychotherapy, and online e-therapies. For more serious cases, medication or medical treatment may be needed.
SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are the first-line medications for treating depression. However, if you experience any withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking these medications, you should see a health care provider right away. A physician can prescribe you a proper dosage and guide you through any possible side effects.
Fortunately, depression is treatable and can often be cured. In fact, 80% to 90% of people with depression respond to treatment and experience relief from their symptoms. To determine whether you have depression, a health care professional will conduct an extensive diagnostic evaluation, including a physical exam and interview. A blood test may also be ordered to rule out underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to the symptoms of depression. This evaluation will identify specific symptoms and explore medical, family, and cultural factors.
Depression is a serious condition that affects your life in a number of ways, including your physical health, thoughts, and sleeping habits. It isn’t a personal weakness, but rather an illness that affects your ability to work and function normally. Treatment is essential to overcoming the effects of depression and restoring your happiness and well-being.
Psychotherapy is one of the most important parts of treatment for major depression. It can be used alone or alongside antidepressants to improve your symptoms. In some cases, psychotherapy can provide relief within weeks. Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on identifying negative thought patterns and changing them. Interpersonal therapy focuses on improving relationships with others.
Antidepressants are common treatments for depression and may improve brain chemicals that control mood and stress. However, it may take several weeks before antidepressants take effect. You may have to try several different antidepressants to find one that works best for you. A doctor may recommend changing your medication if it causes more side effects.
Pregnant women with depression should discuss the use of antidepressants with their health care provider. Antidepressants may increase the risk of miscarriage, premature delivery, and low birth weight. However, studies have been inconsistent. Women should also consider the risk of anorexia and substance use disorders if they are suffering from depression.