Tips for Dealing with Depression and Anxiety

Experts in mental health have estimated that more than half of diagnosed depressive patients also have anxiety. They are seeing an overlap in the brain mechanism of this two disorders. Depression gives you low energy. They don’t want to get out of bed, and have little motivation throughout the day. Anxiety makes patients feel agitated and overwhelmed by physical conditions. These conditions can be a heart pounding , or tightness in their chest, even breathing irregularities. Both conditions of depression and anxiety make people feel down in the dumps with little motivation to do anything.

Ian A Cook, Director of Depression Research at UCLA says that people with depression and anxiety may have difficulty width complete wellness. It may take longer for treatment. They have more severe symptoms more impairment, higher risk of killing themselves, and trouble finding the right treatment.

Many of these experts try different approaches to treating these conditions. If the depression is the core problem, then that’s what some doctors will concentrate on first. Once it’s under control then they’ll focus on the anxiety. Others will try and combat them both simultaneously. They have pretty good treatments for either one of these conditions.

There are several ways of treating depression and anxiety. Some of these medications combat both depression and anxiety at the same time. It’s important tat you get the righty medication for you. Associate Professor at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Dean F. Mackinnon, MD says that the safest and easiest to use are Laxapro and Zoloft.

Another treatment is therapy. Talking may help but (CBT) Cognitive Behavior Therapy is said to be best. This is a method of identifying the cause and changing thoughts or behaviors. You se the world as a bad place, but CBT reconstructs those thought s into more positive ones.

Anti-anxiety medications such as Ativan or Xarax can quickly control your symptoms of anxiety, but a lot of doctors are not favorable about prescribing them dir to long term dependency. MacKinnon says that some patients benefit from mood stabilizers who; suffer from both anxiety and depression. Top drugs of this type are lithium, antipsychotic drugs, and antiepileptic drugs.

Last but not least, lifestyle changes. Eat well and get lots of sleep. Don’t rely on drugs or alcohol to calm you. Exercise as much as you can using yoga techniques as well as breathing exercises.