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Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety is a condition of sadness, feeling down, and having a loss of interest in routine activaties. It is completely normal to feel anxious about some situations e.g. the first day at school or job interview but it is worrisome if you persistently feel anxious which means you may be dealing with depression.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety hits in different ways dependinge on the person experiencing it. From butterflies in your stomach to a pounding heart, you may experience a variety of emotions. You can feel out of control as if there is no connection between your mind and body.

Generally, the symptoms of anxiety disorder are:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Rapid breathing
  • Restlessness
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Difficulty falling asleep

How anxiety disorder or depression can be diagnosed?

Anxiety cannot be diagnosed with a single test, it is a lengthy process of medical exams, mental health evaluations, and psychological inspections.  Typically, your doctor may perform a physical checkup including blood or urine testing, to exclude any underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to your symptoms.

Are anti-depressants safe to use for a long time?

Anti-depressants do help to deal with anxiety and depression but one shouldn’t be taking such medicines without the doctor’s recommendation. Although the effect of anti-depressants may make you feel better yet it is not advised to continue taking them for a long time.

Are there any treatments for anxiety or depression?

Seeking medical help is necessary in case of being diagnosed with depression. In severe cases, medical treatment isn’t adequate, one must also change the lifestyle to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
In some cases, patients dealing with depression become more vulnerable to harmful situations e.g. attempting suicide or becoming addict to drugs. Meeting with a therapist or psychologist can assist such patients in dealing with anxiety when it arises.
Medical Office of Katy provides help to people dealing with constant depression or anxiety disorder.