How often have you heard statements like these from well-meaning friends or family members?
“You’ll feel better, all you need is a good night’s rest.”
“Just take a few deep breaths and everything will be fine.”
“Get outside and take a long walk to shake off those blues.”
“Doing some meditation has helped me worry a lot less.”
Though these statements are meant to be helpful, they’re usually provided by people who don’t quite understand the depths of the problem. Everyone is a little down at times, maybe after the loss of a family member. And most people have been anxious and nervous about new situations, such as moving to a new city or starting a new job. But nervousness isn’t anxiety and being down isn’t depression.
Anxiety and depression usually differ from simply anxiousness or sadness by how strong the emotions are and how long they persist. These pervasive thoughts intrude on your every-day life and keep you from focusing on what’s going on around you. Anxiety and depression are common mood disorders that affect approximately 1 in 4 adults in the United States during their lifetime.
Anxiety and Depression Can be Beat
Without proper treatment, anxiety and depression symptoms can linger for some time, possibly months. Along with the emotional challenges, anxiety and depression can cause physical symptoms as well, such as fatigue, insomnia and stomach issues. When they occur, these symptoms can interfere with your daily life, forcing you to postpone or cancel your plans. Fortunately, anxiety and depression respond well to treatment, such as the counseling we offer at Thriveworks Manassas, VA in Prince William County and near Wellington. With treatment, some people see improvement in a few weeks. The speed at which you’ll see improvement will vary, though, based on the specific symptoms you have and how severe they are.
Caring Professionals are Available
Our counselors and psychologists at Thriveworks Manassas in Prince William have a deep desire to assist you in your struggles with anxiety and depression. We have insights in the unique struggles your facing dealing with the intrusive thoughts and emotions brought on by these mood disorders. This care and commitment helps us serve you better and provide you with the assistance you need.
This desire to help is teamed with a Masters level education that helps our therapists understand how anxiety and depression affect the mind. This training prepares us to offer proven solutions to your challenges. Our counseling experts will meet with you to find out more about your specific symptoms. Because every person is different, we will develop an individualized plan that focuses on your needs and helps you return to a more peaceful life.
You Can Transform Your Life
You don’t have to be controlled by anxiety and depression. You can choose to make your life better, to make it more of what you want it to be. If you are looking for Prince William counseling, you can start by contacting Thriveworks Manassas for the expert support and guidance you need.