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Depression & Anxiety

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health concerns in our society. They are often experienced as a complex set of emotional and functional challenges. With help, you can improve the dark moods, automatic negative and fearful thoughts and live your life more freely with renewed meaning and hope.

 

Depression

Depression is a common, serious illness and not a personal weakness. It is never a “normal” part of life, as it is a serious condition that can devastate your life, health and well-being. Depression is typically characterized by low energy, mood, and self-esteem.

 

Are you experiencing Signs of Depression?

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities, such as hobbies, work, sex, or being with friends
  • Shifts in appetite and weight (too much or too little)
  • Sleep disorders (too much or too little)
  • Feelings of persistent sadness, guilt, hopelessness, or loss of self-worth
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Irritability or anxiety
  • Loss of energy and fatigue
  • Frequent thoughts of death or suicide

 

I can help you  overcome your feelings of worthlessness, gain a more positive outlook, analyze and deal with past regrets and feelings of guilt, increase your motivation and concentration, reconnect with friends and family, and look forward to and enjoy your life again.

 

Anxiety

Anxiety may be a normal reaction to stress, and it can serve as a prompt to deal with difficult situations. However, when anxiety becomes excessive, it may fall under the classification of an anxiety disorder. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates that almost one out of five people suffer from an anxiety disorder, making it the most common mental disorder in the United States.

 

Anxiety disorder is characterized by emotional, physical, and behavioral symptoms that create an unpleasant feeling, typically described as uneasiness, fear, or worry. While generalized anxiety disorder is the most common, there are other anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social and other types of phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

Are you experiencing Signs of Anxiety?

  • Excessive, ongoing worry, fear or uneasiness
  • Restlessness or a feeling of being “edgy”
  • Physical symptoms: fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, nausea, sweating and hot flashes
  • Emotional symptoms: fear, racing thoughts, and a feeling of impending doom
  • Avoiding people or certain places
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Being easily startled

 

I can help you lessen your stress, manage panic attacks, understand and alleviate your fears, reduce feelings of worry and learn effective problem-solving and coping techniques so you can break free from the hold of anxiety and live your life more fully.

 

Call, text or email for a confidential consultation, or to schedule a session: 619-405-6180 or Suzanne@SuzanneForHelp.com.