Anxiety is an emotion; it is the feeling of fear and uneasiness about some future event or a situation. Anxiety differs from fear as it is not due to a danger in present but a feeling of threat to the future or certain situation soon to arrive in life. It leads to imminent feelings of dread over events. The people facing anxiety have uneasiness, fear in certain situations that makes them withdraw from every place that seems to trigger the same feeling again. Anxiety can be both short term and long term, when experienced frequently; the person can be suffering from Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety disorder can be genetic, withdrawal due to drug use etc.
Depression is a serious and common problem that affects people of all social class and racial group throughout the world. They are good and affordable treatment for depression. Most people who have depression do not receive adequate treatment. We must do more and do better to take care of ourselves. It is not easy for any of us to tackle a problem of this magnitude, but by being responsible and taking care of our own health and mental well-being needs, we can also reach out to help others who are dealing with depression or other mental issues by sharing with them information’s and pointing them in the right direction to find the help they need.
Depression plagues over about 121 million people worldwide suffer from some form of depression. On average 1 out of every 10 people in the U.S. suffer from Depression. Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being (www). Depression is unbiased in whom it chooses to plague. Anyone and everyone can become a victim of depression, including children. And twice as many women have been reported to be affected than men. In order to defeat depression, we must first begin to understand it. Depression is more than a feeling, it is a disease.
Anxiety is defined as a diffuse, internal, loose floating tension that doesn’t have a real danger or an external object. There is also a significant difference from the notion of fear. Fear usually has an outer object (a real fear of a snake, height or an unreal fear, when the danger is just imagined). Anxiety does not have an external object or external danger but has an internal danger. Internal danger can be some intrapsychic conflict, impulse unacceptable to the ego, suppressed thoughts, etc.
Depression: what is it? Is it really something you can control? How much does it really affect someone? Why do people suffer from depression? Several of these questions are brought to the attention of various professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and physicians, but not enough people seek the truth. Depression is commonly viewed as a bad day; people either believe they have control, or they can just snap out of it. However, depression is more than a bad day. It could be caused by a chemical imbalance, genetics, family history, or trauma. All of these may cause symptoms; yet, there are successful treatments available such as medications and/or psychotherapy.
Even though People don 't believe Anxiety and Depression as a disability as they see physical illness. There are ways of discussing ideas and early screening on mental health by explaining the ways of treatment and preventions for both illnesses. The reason is because Both illnesses are two conflicting emotions as one desire freedom, and other requires peace. In addition, there are treatments and preventions in Behavioral Health to help the person 's mental state, and learn the steps in preventing other problems. Anxiety causes emotional outbreaks in the nervous system along with panic attacks including social phobia, and Depression affects the person 's mental state by contracting mood disorders, feeling hopeless, lack of motivation, and
It is normal for the body to react to intense, stressful situations with anxiety in one form or another. It happens to everyone at least once in a lifetime. It is how we as human beings cope with situations in order to make either a decision or react appropriately. However, when a person is anxious, the majority of the time and it starts to effect everyday life; this is where it becomes unhealthy and needs fixing. These individuals need to find a way to deal with the stress in order to function normally. There are many different types of anxiety disorders; Panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, but we will be focusing primarily on General Anxiety Disorder (GAD). In this paper the following topics will be addressed: the history of this disorder, the symptoms, the treatment options, the strengths and weaknesses of these options, and the Christian take on how to approach this mental disorder.
Depression is a serious problem which affects about 18.8 million Americans who are 18 years of age and older in any given year (Maury & Fortinberry, 2005). It is not only a state of being sad, it is also a disease that inhibits the ability to feel emotion. Depression not only involves the mind, it also involves the body and thoughts. This disease can be passed down genetically, by a chemical imbalance in the brain, or follows certain events, i.e. the death of a loved one, etc (Nordqvist, 2009). Everyone gets “the blues” at some point in their lives. It usually passes after some time. However, people who have depressive disorders aka “clinical depression” find that their state interferes with their daily lives (Nordqvist, 2009). Clinical depression affects both the person who is depressed and the people that care about them because their normal functioning is...
It is estimated that in the United States about 19 million people or one in ten adults experience depression each year. Nearly two-thirds do not get help for the disease and or receive the treatment they need. They might be too embarrassed or ashamed to get help or they may not realize that they are depressed and need help. Others think that depression is just part of life and their feelings of sadness will pass in time. While most people experience depression at some time during their lives, depression that last more than a few weeks requires treatment (2).
Anxiety being the complex thing it is has been given many definitions over the years but the most well known was by Weinberg and Gould (1999) the stated that anxiety was a state of negative emotions and characteristics such as a sensation of apprehension, worry and nervousness; which could be connected with arousal of the human body. Weinberg and Gould (1999) also stated that there was two different types of anxiety. The first type of anxiety effect the mind or mental aspects of an athlete; this type is known as cognitive anxiety, which causes negative feeling and sensation as well as loss of concentration and sometimes motivation which have a negative impact on an athlete’s performance. The other type of anxiety effect the body physically; this is known as somatic anxiety. Somatic anxiety is commonly confused with arousal as the effects are very similar. Somatic anxiety causes sweaty palms and such sensations as ‘butterflies’ in an athlete’s stomach, which can have a negative effect on performance.
There are three main types of anxiety disorders, one of them being Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks. In one of the electronic journals by the NIMH (2006), some quotes about this disorder said, “For me,a panic attack is almost a violent experience.I feel disconnected from reality.I feel like I'm losing control in a very extreme way. My heart pounds really hard,I feel like I can’t get my breath,and there’s an overwhelming feeling that things are crashing in on me.” and also, “In between attacks,there is this dread and anxiety that it’s going to happen again. I’m afraid to go back to places where I’ve had an attack. Unless I get help,there soon won’t be anyplace where I can go and feel safe from panic.”. A panic disorder is known as sudden attacks (panic attacks) of terror. Most of the time these attacks are accompanied with things such as, excessive sweating, a pounding heart, faintness and weakness. Panic disorder affects close to 6 million
“Anxiety is a multisystem response to a perceived threat or danger. It reflects a combination of biochemical changes in the body, the patient's personal history and memory, and the social situation. It is important to distinguish between anxiety as a feeling or experience, and an anxiety disorder as a psychiatric diagnosis. A person may feel anxious without having an anxiety disorder. In addition, a person facing a clear and present danger or a realistic fear is not usually considered to be in a state of anxiety. Anxiety frequently occurs as a symptom in other categories of psychiatric disturbance” (Frey 205).
Anxiety is a state of mental and/or physical panic. Mild anxiety is uncomfortable while severe anxiety can be disabling. Some people believe that anxiety is a bigger problem in society than expected. One example that demonstrates how serious of a problem anxiety is is discussed in the book, Anxiety Disorders by J. Paul Caldwell, MD, CCFP, the author asserts, “...it becomes extreme and exaggerated in its response, a destructive rather than helpful force, impairing performance and producing marked emotional distress. Excess anxiety robs the lives of those who suffer from it of peace, strains their relationships with family and friends, and causes significant suffering and unhappiness” (8). The fact that anxiety has such a significant impact on quality of life proves that it’s a bigger issue than society thinks it is. This piece of evidence presents important information because it describes just how manipulative and sinister anxiety can be. A question this raises is, “How much do victims of anxiety really suffer?” Anxiety is not credited for all the harm it does. The fact that it is a ...