DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY HELP
People with anxiety disorders, often spend most of their lives in an agitated state. After a while, that stress can take a huge emotional toll on you.
There’s no conclusive explanation as to why anxiety and depression often exist together, but you can find relief from both with the right treatment.
Anxiety Disorders are More than Just Worrying
They can cause extreme fear about things, and although many people with anxiety disorders understand that their thoughts are irrational, they still can't stop them.
How to Begin Recovery?
Both anxiety and depression can be treated together. Effective treatment strategies include:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which is often used to treat an anxiety disorder with depression. CBT teaches people to manage their fears, anxieties, and symptoms of depression by figuring out what's really causing them.
Antidepressant medications can sometimes help, and may be prescribed to help treat both conditions. These drugs are often used in conjunction with CBT.
Other therapeutic interventions used to manage anxiety and depression include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), solution focused therapy (SFT), somatic response therapy, and emotional freedom techniques (EFT).
Exercise which can also help through the release of chemicals in the body that make you feel good and relaxed. Taking just a 10-minute walk may alleviate symptoms for several hours.
Relaxation techniques, which include practicing meditation and mindfulness can ease symptoms of both anxiety and depression and improve your quality of life.