Experiencing anxiety and depression all at once can bring your life to a grinding halt. Either condition on its own can inhibit your ability to think, feel, and function in a healthy manner. The most common types of anxiety include Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Social Anxiety Disorders. The most common types of depression are Major Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Postpartum Depression (PPD), and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
The two types of conditions are very often intertwined for our clients. Anxiety can be a symptom of depression or vice versa; when you consider the full range of symptoms of these mental health conditions, you can see how closely related they are. And how common. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that one in every six individuals will experience depression in their lifetimes. Anxiety and depression can have many root causes — physical, emotional, and/or environmental. Which is why we take a holistic approach to developing your treatment plan – we look at everything such as your sleeping habits, lifestyle, and what your body and mind are experiencing. Our mental health professionals can address each of these areas with therapy and psychiatry and, as needed, with medication.