Stress and Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety
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Monday, 1 March 2010

When to Seek Help For Depressed Anxiety

Normally, people will often feel down or anxious about something. However there are some people who have severe depressed anxiety. For sufferers, the biggest problem is not the situation itself but the recovery. The misconception is the fact that seeking professional help is a sign of weakness or vulnerability. If you are diagnosed with depressed anxiety, it doesn’t mean that you are weak mentally. It is also not a part of normal ageing process or a consequence of other health problems like cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

The truth is depressed anxiety is a medical illness that is caused by biological changes that affects the brain. The good thing about this condition is the fact that it can be treated by a professional. You can seek the help of your family doctor, psychologist, therapist and even psychiatrist. It has been said that the biggest obstacle of having this condition is seeking help. It is not easy to accept the fact that you have this problem.

There are people who worry about being viewed as somebody who is weak, vulnerable, or abnormal if they admit that they are suffering from depressed anxiety. They also avoid seeing a mental health professional because they don’t want to be in an embarrassing situation. This is true for people who may have depressed anxiety and lived in the time where people didn’t talk about it. In those days, there were also few medications available for this kind of patient. For them, the therapy is not a very common and comfortable place to go to.

According to surveys, depressed anxiety patients are increasing every year. One out of four adults shows symptoms of this disorder. It is surprising that half of the population can suffer from depression anxiety at one point of their life. Also according to research, the stigma of depression anxiety begins to fade. There is a rise in number of people who are seeking treatments. People are now becoming comfortable with curing the disorder.

They acknowledge the fact that this should be treated because it is considered as a real medical problem. This also suggests that emotional and physical health is closely related for the well being of a person.

Aside from mood improvement, going for therapy can strengthen the immune system. It can also help to relieve other symptoms of depressed anxiety like pain, fatigue and nausea. If you are hampering treatment or delaying seeking for a cure, then you must know there are a lot of people out there just like you. There are some people that even wait for nine years on average. Elderly people and men are the common people who wait longer for treatment even if they are aware of having the symptoms.

You may wonder why delay. Actually this is not only because of the fear of being labeled. There are people who don’t believe in medical help. There are also those who are concerned about the cost of undergoing treatment. You don’t have to live with this problem. It is not a shame to seek help. The only problem is not acknowledging the treatments available to you.

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