Depression and Anxiety
Depression and Anxiety are two of the most common mental health problems that bring people to therapy. These concerns affect millions of people each year. Depression is more than just feeling down. We all have our bad days where we dip into low moods. But depression is pervasive, and can affect many different parts of our lives. Often, people with depression report feeling tired, irritable, persistently sad or apathetic, or having a feeling of general discontent with their life. This may impact their work, school, or personal relationships.
Anxiety occurs when an individual finds themselves worrying excessively and persistently about everyday things, or things that others may view as only mildly distressing. People with anxiety often experience fatigue, body tension, an inability to control their thoughts and worries, nausea, irritability, and a feeling that something bad is going to happen. Many things contribute to depression and anxiety, including genetic factors, stressful life events, and trauma, among other things. Both depression and anxiety are very treatable mental health concerns.