Depression (Depresive Disorder) and Anxiety – Costa Rica Treatment Center
What is Depression / depressive Disorders and Anxiety?
The good news is that depression and anxiety are a treatable condition and many people fully recover. Some people mistakenly believe that it will go away by itself, that they ought to “snap out of it”, that they are too old to get help, or that if they ask for help they are weak. Not true!
While anxiety and depression are two different medical conditions, their symptoms, causes, and treatments can often overlap.
What are the symptoms of Depression and Anxiety?
If you ask someone to name two common mental health issues, probably they will name anxiety and or depression. Often people struggle to determine the difference between these two conditions. That is because many people with anxiety also develop depression and vice versa. About half of people diagnosed with depression are also being diagnosed with anxiety disorder. It is however important to get an accurate diagnosis in order to treat the correct conditions telling whether symptoms meet the criteria for a depressive disorder or an anxiety disorder.
Some of the symptoms of mayor depression:
- Depressed mood
- Lack of interest in enjoyable activities
- Increase or decrease in appetite
- Insomnia or hypersomnia
- Slowing of movement
- Lack of energy
- Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- Trouble concentrating
- Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
Some of the symptoms of anxiety disorder include:
- Excessive worry
- Being easily fatigued
- Trouble concentrating
- Sleep disturbance
- Muscle tension
Are there health complications associated with Depression and Anxiety Disorders?
Health complications for certain addictions like Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Opiate and Prescription drugs can be found on their respective pages we have linked to. All other mental health issues can strongly relate to physical illnesses, like heart disease, strokes, cancer, diabetes, eating disorders and so on.
What are treatment options for Depression and Anxiety Disorders?
If one has anxiety, depression, or both, chances are that a doctor will recommend medication, therapy, or a combination of the two. The treatment focus and how to manage your symptoms is usually center place. The most important quality that anxiety and depression share is that they are both very treatable conditions. Never hesitate to find people to help you stay informed and on the right track towards a healthier mind and body. Who can you recruit to help you with your anxiety or depression today?
The only proven successful technique to rehab is an integrated treatment. Treating just one disorder will not cause the other to improve by itself. And separate, tandem care for the disorders does not result in one, effective treatment plan. To be efficient and effective, both disorders must be treated at the same time, in the same place, by the same qualified treatment team. We pride ourselves to offer success with such an inpatient rehabilitation program. Tailor-made for every person. The inpatient program can last anywhere from 30 days to a year. It can help you handle withdrawal symptoms, emotional challenges