Anxiety Disorders and Depression Therapy in Maitland, FL
Anxiety: A mental illness that is marked by an uncontrollable or persistent worry that disturbs one’s day-to-day.
Depression: A mental illness that is marked by persistent sadness and/or a loss of interest in one’s life.
These are two of the most widespread forms of mental illness in the US and the world. It can feel impossible to manage all of the feelings and symptoms that come with these conditions—but with a little bit of outside help and support, you can do it. In fact, you can get back to living a happy, satisfied, successful, and fulfilling life. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or another mental illness for that matter, please reach out to a mental health professional. Thriveworks Counseling in Maitland, FL has a whole team of mental health professionals who would be happy to offer their help, guidance, and support.
Do I Have Anxiety? Are There Different Types of Anxiety?
In the definition above, anxiety is defined as a mental illness that is marked by uncontrollable or persistent worry. Now, we all encounter a little anxiety here and there. For example, we might feel anxious about our annual review with our manager; we might feel anxious about paying all of our bills on time; or, we might feel anxious about a disagreement we had with our spouse. The possibilities are endless. Everyone could name their own experiences with this occasional anxiety. However, for some, this occasional anxiety becomes persistent or out-of-control anxiety. That’s when anxiety becomes a problem that you must pay attention to.
There are many different anxiety disorders out there from generalized anxiety (which is the most prevalent form of anxiety) to posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and more. These disorders have their own criteria and symptoms, but they all share this persistent or out-of-control anxiety that intrudes on the individual’s life. Here’s a longer, more comprehensive list of anxiety disorders:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Selective mutism
- Specific phobias
As we mentioned earlier, if you are experiencing any type or degree of anxiety that is negatively affecting your life, you should consult a professional. There are therapists and psychologists who specialize in assessing and diagnosing anxiety disorders as well as helping people manage their anxiety. Thriveworks Counseling in Maitland, FL has these professionals on staff, and we can set you up with one today.
What Does Depression Feel Like? What Are the Symptoms?
Nobody is exempt from feeling sad, down, or upset from time to time. We all encounter challenges or circumstances that can send us into these negative emotions. For example, we might feel sad after moving away from our friends and family; we might feel down after getting into an argument with our partner; we might feel upset after getting into it with a coworker. Depression, though, is despair on a much larger or deeper scale.
Those with depression struggle to focus on anything but their feelings of sadness and hopelessness. They also face a range of other harmful or tough symptoms, like:
- Withdrawal and/or isolation from others
- Appetite and/or weight changes
- Trouble concentrating
- Sleep disturbances
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Suicidal thoughts
As you can tell from these symptoms, depression is a really harsh illness. It can flip your life upside down and make every aspect of it unenjoyable. As with anxiety, if you start to feel depressed or begin to develop symptoms of depression, it’s crucial that you talk to a professional. Thriveworks Counseling has experts who specialize in evaluating and diagnosing depression as well as developing an effective treatment plan for these individuals. We can set you up with one of these therapists or psychologists at our Maitland, FL office today.
Meet with a Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Maitland, FL
If you’re struggling with a mental illness or another challenge, Thriveworks Counseling wants to help. We have a skilled, experienced team of professionals, all of whom have unique specialties, which allows us to offer a range of mental health services to our clients. These services include anxiety therapy and depression therapy.
To schedule your appointment with a therapist at Thriveworks Counseling at our Maitland, FL office, just give us a call. Or, schedule your appointment yourself using our online booking widget.