Diversity Healthcare

Stress & Emotional Health

Diversity Healthcare provides a private, calm, and sensitive environment to talk about emotional issues that are affecting you.

We are happy to work with you in terms of medication, behavioral techniques, or both. We can also provide referrals to specialists and therapists should the need arise.

Depression

Symptons

  • Unexplained anger, aggression, or irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling “flat,” empty, or hopeless
  • Feeling sad or emotional for no reason
  • Unexplained physical aches and pains, such as stomach problems or headaches
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Anxiety and restlessness
  • Loss of interest in work, school, family activities, or relationships
  • Poor concentration
  • Changes in diet (overeating or not eating enough)
  • Use of drugs or alcohol to treat the symptoms

Causes

Nobody is entirely sure what causes depression. Some people have genetic risks for depression, such as siblings or parents who have been treated for depression. In other cases, depression is triggered by an event such as a separation, loss of a job, financial problems, or family stress.

Certain diseases can also lead to depression. These include heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson disease, and hormone problems (including low testosterone and thyroid disease).

30%

of men have experienced an episode of depression during their lifetimes.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE PILLS TO TREAT DEPRESSION?

No, not necessarily. Antidepressant medications can help many people. But these are not the only form of treatment. Some people benefit from just talking about their stressful situations, increasing aerobic exercise, and uncomplicated behavioral techniques to ease the symptoms.

Anxiety

Symptons

  • Worrying
  • Irritability
  • Avoidance
  • Catastrophic thinking
  • Racing heart
  • Panic attacks
  • Tense muscles
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Agitation or anger
  • Poor concentration
  • Turning to alcohol or other drugs to ease the symptoms

Social Anxiety

  • Fear of being judged
  • Fear of embarrassment
  • Fear of strangers
  • Avoidance of crowded situations
  • Avoidance of public speaking
  • Avoidance of social situations

Causes

Like depression, there can be a genetic predisposition to anxiety disorders. In other cases, anxiety may arise from troubling life circumstances, or an enduring pattern of anxious thoughts.

1 in 5

people experience anxiety during their lives. Anxiety and depression can coexist, and some of the symptoms can overlap.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE PILLS TO TREAT ANXIETY?

No, not necessarily. Although there are medications to help treat anxiety, sometimes it can be treated through mindfulness, physical exercise, breathing exercises, and talk therapy.

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