HELPING CALGARY CLIENTS MANAGE SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
Today, anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health concerns. Although they’re two different disorders, people tend to confuse the two as they experience similar symptoms, and often occur together.
While anxiety can be a normal reaction to stress, anxiety becomes a disorder when it’s excessive. Creating feelings of uneasiness, fear or worry, anxiety disorders are characterized by a wide range of symptoms including:
- Racing thoughts
- Feelings of impending doom
People suffering from anxiety often become reclusive, trying to avoid people or certain places.
Depression is a debilitating condition that changes how a person thinks, feels and functions in daily activities. It’s typically characterized by lack of energy, low self-esteem and mood, and a general disinterest or displeasure in normal activities. Symptoms include:
- Irritability or anxiety
- Feelings of persistent sadness, guilt or hopelessness
- Loss of energy and fatigue
- Chronic physical symptoms including pain, headaches, etc.
- Sleep disorders
- Thoughts of death or suicide
If you’re suffering from moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety or depression, it’s crucial that you have a working relationship with a health professional to establish an integrative approach. To help manage your symptoms, contact Calgary’s Liberty Counselling to make an appointment. We offer flexible hours with appointments available evenings and weekends.