Anxiety and Depression
The stressful life, competition all around and weird eating habits can be blamed for it. These are two different problems but affect your behavioral and emotional wellbeing.
If you are suffering from anxiety, you suffer from depression too and people suffering from depression are diagnosed to be high on anxiety as well.
Also, the symptoms of both these problems are almost same. Due to these factors, anxiety and depression are mistaken to be one and same.
The course of anxiety treatment depends upon a particular case and the kind of disorder patient is suffering from. The most common option is the combination of medication and counseling or psychotherapy along with changed diet.
Apart from these two, severity of the case determines whether the patient requires Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (RTMS), electric shock, electroconvulsive therapy, or the vagus nerve stimulation.
Acupuncture, meditation, aerobic exercises, light therapy and deep brain stimulation are other options available. However, the most commonly found cases of anxiety and depression can be resolved using psychotherapy and medicines.
Psychotherapy or counseling starts with discussing your history to unearth the factors that have been affecting your psychological health consciously as well as subconsciously. One to one counseling sessions work best but in certain cases, support groups constituting family members or/and family are conducted by these professionals.
Medicines prescribed in these cases include Prozac fluoxetine, Zoloft sertraline, Paxil paroxetine etc. These antidepressants have been there since decades and have proven to be helpful. To augment these medicines, the diet is altered by the doctors.
Supplements of serotonin known for depression treatment are made a part of the diet. Methionine derivatives are prescribed antidepressants. Foods rich in Omega 3 like fish and walnuts are encouraged to have.
And there are above mentioned alternative treatments which are prescribed mostly in the severest cases. But in any case, medication and diet alone cannot be trusted to yield fruitful results if counseling or psychotherapy is not done.
Basically, every case is an independent one and every individual would react in a different manner to a particular mode of treatment. Therefore, it is difficult to say about it beforehand. Also, treatment of anxiety and depression is a gradual process.
No online source can be of much help. If you need assistance, you need to talk to a psychiatrist or a life coach. It is them who will decide the level of severity of your case and prescribe treatment mode accordingly.
Call Metro Detroit Counseling at (248) 269-9783