Depression is a widespread issue, influencing more than quarter of a million individuals around the world. It is a debilitating condition that influences you, people close to you and your day to day life. In USA, the rate of has gone up greatly in the last 100 years and according to research 10% of the population feeling the symptoms of depression.
People who have depression don’t see any positive future for themselves, they don’t see point in anything and things they used to love don’t interest them anymore and they become more secluded. Other effects of depression:
- Loss or increase in appetite
- Emotional pain
- Feeling tired all the time
- Regret, misery, self loathing that doesn’t go away
- Forgetting things
- Thinking suicidal thoughts
Women are twice as likely to be depressed than men and depression is felt and described differently by men and women.
More than a half of people with depression don’t seek treatment like therapy even thought it has been proven to help people.
Younger people usually suffer from milder depression than older people, in older people feelings of depression can be very sever if not treated.
Anxiety is most likely to occur when there is a lot of stress in ones life and can increase the stress level even further. When anxiety levels get too high and does not go away, then you might be dealing with an anxiety disorder. Almost 18% of Americans experience some kind of anxiety every day in their lives.
Anxiety is when one is feeling restless and uneasy with oneself, constant worry about the future and irrational fears of things that might happen can disrupt your everyday life. Anxiety can lead to insomnia, loss of appetite, gastrointestinal disorders, ulcer, migraines, excessive sweating, thoughts that won’t go away, feeling that the worse is about to happen, helplessness and so on. Individuals who have anxiety disorder usually try not to deal with things that cause them the feelings of anxiety.