Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety, worry, and sadness are all normal human emotions. Most of the time they serve an important purpose by giving us messages about our lives. For example, sadness might be a sign that we are in an unhealthy relationship, or that we are not living up to our full potential. Anxiety can lead us to be more careful in unsafe situations or to prepare very thoroughly for a challenge set to come up in the future, such as an exam, job interview, or competition.
However, sometimes our emotions lose their informative purpose. For example, if we start to feel afraid of situations that aren't actually dangerous, we may have an anxiety problem or phobia. If we are sad most of the time, and the way we feel takes away our energy and motivation to make our lives better, we could be depressed.
- Feel little interest or pleasure in doing things?
- Feel down, depressed, or hopeless?
Or have you been:
- Feeling nervous, anxious, frightened, worried, or on edge?
- Feeling panic or being frightened?
- Avoiding situations that make you anxious?
If you answered "yes" to one of these questions, it may be a good idea to check things out with a mental health professional.
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