Dealing with anxiety and depression can effect self-worth and emotional health to such degree it can feel paralyzing. Identifying, understanding and working through triggers are important to the process of managing anxiety and depression.
Anxiety, panic attacks, depression, obsessive thinking, and other disorders may be experienced by itself or in combination. It takes an experienced and trained professional to differentiate the nuances to treat appropriately and effectively.
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It's not your fault. People with symptoms of bipolar disorder often experience symptoms of anxiety and/or adhd simultaneously. Maintaining professional or personal relationships can be challenging. It is possible and feasible to learn to manage and be in control of all of these symptoms and have meaningful, successful relationships and employment. It's not your fault.
Depression tends to be thoughts of "gloom and doom." A sense of a "black cloud" and heaviness are common. Sleeping a lot, poor hygiene, difficulty accomplishing tasks and a significant lack of motivation. At times, it can be weeks before a person leaves their home due to depression. There is Hope
Anxiety tends to be the "what if thoughts." Truly fear of the unknown. Sleep is often affected by frequent awakenings and difficulty falling asleep. At times, high anxiety may appear as symptoms of adhd or mania. There is Help