Support for Individuals with Anxiety and Depression in Ann Arbor
Many of us are familiar with what it feels like to be anxious, such as when we’re starting a new job or moving to a new location. Our attention is more attuned to new sounds and new sights as we try to make sense of the unfamiliar surroundings. In addition, we have all had times in our lives where we’ve felt sad and unmotivated, such as when we lost out on a promotion, or have to say good bye to a friend. These feelings are mild versions of what it feels like for someone living with anxiety and depression.
Living with anxiety and depression is a unique challenge for each person. Though there may be some common symptoms, the experience is different for every individual. Anxiety and depression are mental conditions that include intrusive behaviors and thoughts, thoughts that can keep you from living a normal life. Being diagnosed with both conditions at the same time can make dealing with either condition more complicated.
Anxiety and depression can have physical symptoms as well as causing emotional issues. Common symptoms include abdominal problems, such as bloating, gas and diarrhea. You may also experience muscle tightness and cramps from what would be every-day activities. Many people with anxiety and depression see their primary care physician for these physical symptoms more often than healthy individuals. Though your physician may be able to help address some of these problems, you’ll have to focus on your emotional health to see real, lasting improvement.
Counseling Can Give You the Right Skills
If you’re facing life with anxiety and depression, you may feel like you’re trapped, like there is no way out. However, there is hope. Studies show that anxiety and depression respond very well to treatment, counseling similar to what we offer at Thriveworks Ann Arbor. The specific treatments prescribed will be individualized specifically for you and your needs. Happily, many people have experienced a decrease in symptoms in as little as 3-4 weeks. The specific time will vary based on the severity of your symptoms and the root causes of your anxiety and depression. The sooner you seek help, the faster you can begin to recover.
Thriveworks is Here to Help
Thriveworks counselors understand the trials that can come from living with anxiety and depression. Our work with other individuals facing similar challenges help us know more about how you feel. We appreciate that sometimes you’re almost overwhelmed with worries and dark days. Because we can grasp the struggles you’re facing, our counselors want to work with you to help you live a happier life.
To assist you in learning more about dealing with anxiety and depression, our counselors have year of education and training. This experience provides them with unique insights into how anxiety and depression may affect you. As you work with us and share more about your daily life, we can provide strategies you can use to face the daily struggles of depression and anxiety.
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If you’re willing to work on improving your life, Thriveworks wants to provide you with the tools you need to make it better. Our counselors and therapists have the knowledge, experience, and skills to support you as you face the source of your worries and doubts. More importantly, they have a desire to help you develop the satisfying life you want.