Depression & Anxiety

Depression & Anxiety


Over 40 million people suffer from depression and/or anxiety. Almost 7 million suffer from General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), with 15 million suffering from social anxiety disorder, 14.8 million suffering from major depressive disorder, and 7.7 million affected by post-traumatic stress disorder.

In todays fast-paced, high-pressure society, its almost impossible not to feel anxious at some point in life. But occasional worry or feeling anxious isnt the same as suffering from anxiety.

How can you tell if you’re just a normal worrier or if you’re suffering from anxiety? According to Johns Hopkins, it depends on how much time you spend worrying or obsessing over things. It’s been found that symptoms are much more frequent when the condition known as (GAD) is present. General worriers tend to spend an average of 55 minutes a day worrying, while people with GAD often spend over 300 minutes a day worrying — over five times as much.

Signs and Symptoms

If you have been experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks, you may be suffering from depression:
•Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
•Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
•Irritability
•Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
•Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
•Decreased energy or fatigue
•Moving or talking more slowly
•Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
•Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
•Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
•Appetite and/or weight changes
•Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
•Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S. Current research suggests that depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors.  There is tremendous research supporting successful alternative treatments, however; the most common approach is still drug therapy, even though I do not
 know of a single pharmaceutical chemical that has ever cured anything.


 

Each year we hear the announcement of new, ever more expensive drugs, with little evidence they have any major impact on the problem as a whole.  But how long can patients wait?  A year in the life of a depressed person can be like an eternity.   

 

If a drug makes a well person sick, how can it make a sick person well? 

 

 

This month our FB posts will offer a variety of proven, safe and easy ways to address depression & Anxiety.  It is our  hope is that this will open  discussion and start exploration to alternatives to drug therapy. 

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