Depression and anxiety affect everyone differently. Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life, but when certain emotions won’t go away, you may need to pay attention.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, numb, irritable, physically drained, heavy, agitated, restless or even violent? Do you struggle to stay focused, make decisions or remember things? Have you noticed your tolerance level dropping and that even small tasks seem exhausting? You may have lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure and started neglecting your hobbies, social activities or sex. Or perhaps you are escaping with substance abuse, compulsive sex, gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports.
Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight, waking often at night or oversleeping, or experiencing unexplained aches and pains may also be important warning signs. You may have strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt, or criticizing yourself for perceived faults and mistakes.
If support from family and friends and positive lifestyle changes are not enough, talk to our therapists – online, privately, affordably, anytime and from anywhere.
In case you are concerned about your child, look for a therapist specializing in Children and Adolescents.