Types of Anxiety/Stress Disorders

Depression

Depression is often a result of having inadequate strategies in dealing with the normal stressors we encounter in life. It ordinarily follows a time of extraordinary stress and can hinder our capacity to effectively function in our personal and professional lives. It can be entangled with bouts of anxiety or stand alone as its own condition.

Depression is indicated by a marked disturbance in mood, sleep, appetite, ability to concentrate, or experience pleasure. Depression can strongly impact our sense of self- worth, ambition, sexual desire, or even lead to suicidal thoughts.

The World Health Organization estimates that 340 million people currently suffer from depression.

Symptoms lasting consistently for more than two weeks that are markedly different than the person’s normal mood is often given the diagnosis of Major Depression Disorder although there are many other factors that might impact the exact diagnosis.

It is clear that this is quite common and treatable through proven clinical interventions.