Many highly talented, creative people experience some degree of anxiety, as well as depression.
This writer is a “psychologist and nutrition specialist who personally dealt with depression for nearly 20 years, and through his research developed a way to shift your focus and change your mindset, to re-gain control over your thoughts and feelings.”
By Cecil Ellis
Depression and anxiety are sometimes hard to tell apart. While they may seem like completely different conditions, chronic depression can hide anxiety, while people who suffer from general feelings of anxiety may actually be experiencing a symptom of depression.
Further, when people begin treatment for depression, the new focus on underlying issues sometimes causes anxiety symptoms, such as frequent heart palpitations, agitation and feelings of nervousness.
Which is it?
Many times, the same individual feels depressed and anxious, either at different times or at the same time.
This can make it more challenging to decide whether the main issue is depression or an anxiety disorder.
Symptoms that are the same in both conditions include obsessive thoughts or rumination, panicky feelings, stomach upset and racing heartbeat. …
The goal [of treatment] is to keep levels of mood-regulating neurotransmitters high. While medications can be helpful in this regard, you don’t necessarily need them.
Continued: The Link Between Depression And Anxiety.
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Article publié pour la première fois le 12/05/2015