Anxiety and Depression

Intense, excessive, and persistence of fear and worry. There are several types of anxiety disorders that include panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, and separation anxiety to name a few.    

Risk factors

Conflict, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, genetics, death or loss and big life events can lead to depression.

Symptoms

  • Feeling sad or anxious

  • Loss of interest in doing activities that used to be fun

  • Feeling irritable, easily frustrated, or restless

  • Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

  • Waking up too early or sleeping too much

  • Eating more or less than usual or having no appetite

  • Stomach pains or headaches that do not improve with treatment

  • Trouble concentrating or remembering details

  • Feeling tired even after sleeping

  • Feeling guilty, worthless or helpless

  • Having suicidal or self-harm thoughts

Treatments

  • Therapy

  • Some people who are depressed may think about hurting themselves or committing suicide (taking their own life). If you or someone you know is having thoughts about hurting themselves or committing suicide‚ PLEASE SEEK IMMEDIATE HELP. The following resources can help:

Medication

  • Prescribed antidepressants (some antidepressants may cause risks during pregnancy)

White Mountain Pharmacy Tip

First thing: Seek help. You are not alone! Get in a routine, set goals, exercise, eat healthy, get enough sleep, take on responsibilities, challenge negative thoughts, do something new, try to have fun, and stay away from alcohol and other drugs.

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