Symptoms and treatment of anxiety and depression

Treat anxiety and depression

Even if you think your anxiety or emotional problems are a low-level problem for you, it is still worth the effort. Consider how and how it interferes with your life to determine what types of interventions might help.

Self-help method

If your symptoms are mild, have fluctuating trends, or you have received formal treatment before and are concerned about recurrence, then self-help intervention may be a reasonable starting point.

These methods can include self-help books and phone apps that use evidence-based psychotherapy, or provide a way to practice skills for symptoms (such as mindfulness meditation for anger or anxiety).

If your symptoms persist, are affecting your interpersonal relationships and ability to perform various responsibilities, or other people are clearly noticing, then a more formal treatment is worth considering.

Psychotherapy

There are several types of talk therapy for depression and/or anxiety. In structured psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the treatment methods for anxiety and depression may be slightly different.For these two issues, CBT will teach you how to deal with unhelpful thinking traps.And, for any question, CBT may ask you Do More behavior.

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For anxiety, the goal is to minimize avoidance behavior and help you deny a terrible consequence. For depression, the goal is to help you experience positive emotions, a surge of energy (even if it is short-lived), or another pleasant interaction with the world. The theory is that even when (or especially when) your energy or mood is low, activating behavior can bring some kind of positive reward.

In psychodynamic talk therapy, the treatment of anxiety and depression may seem more similar rather than different. You will be asked to talk freely about the past and the present in order to understand the subconscious thoughts and conflicts behind your symptoms.

If you think you are experiencing separate, simultaneous anxiety and emotional symptoms, don’t despair. There is overlap in effective psychotherapy for these problems.

drug

A group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been shown to be helpful for anxiety and depression. Other drugs that may be used based on your symptoms include tricyclic antidepressants (TCA), selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI), and anxiolytics.

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