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Anxiety

Anxiety  disorders may develop from a complex set of risk factors, including  genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events. An estimated 19  million adult Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. The good news is  that anxiety disorders are highly treatable.  Characterized by  excessive, uncontrolled worry about everyday things, anxiety and fear  can cause physical symptoms such as muscle tension, nausea,  gastrointestinal discomfort, cold and clammy hands, difficulty  swallowing, jumpiness, and difficulty sleeping.
 

Cognitive  behavior therapy (CBT) is a type of psycho-therapeutic treatment that  helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence  behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders  including phobias, anxiety, depression and addiction. During the course  of therapy, you will learn how to identify and change destructive or  disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence feelings and  behavior.


Depression

Depression  can strike anyone and at any age.  If you're experiencing depression,  you may feel and see symptoms of extreme sadness, hopelessness, lack of  energy, irritability, trouble concentrating, changes in sleep or eating  habits, feelings of guilt, physical pain, and thoughts of death or  suicide.  

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook— that nothing will ever get better.
  • Loss of interest in daily activities. Reduced interest or pleasure in former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex.
  • Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month.
  • Sleep  changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the  morning, or oversleeping (also known as hypersomnia).
  • Anger or irritability. Feeling agitated, restless, or short tempered. 
  • Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. 
  • Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness and guilt; with harsh self criticize for perceived faults and mistakes.
  • Reckless  behavior. Engaging in risky behavior such as substance abuse,  compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports.
  • Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things.
  • Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.