skip to main page content

General psychological and physical signs of anxiety and depression anxiety

Anxiety disorders can be caused by some factors such as environment, medical issues, brain chemistry, substance abuse, experience, or a combination of them all. Anxiety can be existing and debilitating if it interferes with your daily life, you may need to speak to your GP. Don’t suffer too long it could help to talk to a counsellor who can help you to find ways to deal with stress, and maybe encourage you to find other ways to manage your anxiety. If you identify with several of the signs and symptoms listed below you may be suffering from anxiety.

Intense and sudden feeling of panic, sense of detachment and unreality, irritability or edginess, fearing you may lose control, feeling of impending doom, inner tension, and nervousness, restlessness, sleep disorders, persistent state of apprehension, pounding heart, muscle tension, cramps excessive sweating choking sensation dizziness, fatigue, headache, nausea and panic attacks.

Depression

Depression and anxiety are not the same although there are similar elements which explains why the two disorders can often be confused. The symptoms of depression can be complex and vary between two people from mild to severe. As a general rule if you can identify with several of the following signs and symptoms below every day for two weeks you should seek help from your GP.

Energy levels are very low, overwhelmed by everyday tasks, persisting sad mood feeling blue, crying spells, restlessness, irritability, loss of interest. Weight gain or weight loss, feeling helpless and hopeless, you can’t control negative thoughts.

Anxiety and depression together

The symptoms of anxiety are going to be different for every one because of the nature of the disorders. It is not uncommon for someone with anxiety to also suffer from depression or vice versa. The good news is that they are both treatable separately or together.

How can counselling help with anxiety and depression. Talking openly in a safe environment can help you piece the part of your life that is most important and can allow you to be more aware. Added awareness can often help us to make positive changes, sometimes the smallest change can have a great effect.

 

Click on any of the tabs below for more information