Depression and anxiety are two common mental illnesses that, combined, affect over 56 million American adults every year. With such a large amount of the population being affected by these two mental illnesses, it’s important to understand and recognize what their symptoms are so you can get the help you need as soon as possible. You may not even realize that you’re suffering from these illnesses. Consider these questions:
- How often do you feel like you’ve lost control of your life and future?
- Are you able to stay in one place for any length of time?
- How often do you feel like you’ve lost interest in most, or all, of the things and activities that you used to find enjoyable?
- Are you very concerned about several things at one time?
- How often do you feel trapped with no options?
- Are you unable to feel calm or relaxed?
If you answered most as often, always, or most of the time, you may be battling anxiety and/or depression. These mental illnesses are not things you can “just get over.” Nothing feels right and you can’t seem to find relief. No matter the reason for your symptoms, there is help available to you. At Thriveworks Mississippi Counseling, we have passionate online anxiety and depression counselors who are trained and ready to provide you with the help and relief you have been searching for. When you are ready to take the next step, just give us a call.
Worrying won’t stop the bad things from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good.” – Unknown
What Is the Difference Between Depression and Anxiety?
Anxiety and depression have a lot of overlapping signs and symptoms. It can be difficult to distinguish between the two if you are suffering from both. Sometimes people with anxiety develop depression because their anxiety holds them back from doing things. At the same time, someone could develop anxiety because of their depression if things aren’t being done in a timely manner which causes stress. It might make you feel like you’re in a constant state of uncertainty. If you’re wondering if you may be battling one or both of these conditions, consider these common symptoms:
- Anxiety: hypersomnia or insomnia, restlessness, heart palpitations, excessive sweating, mood swings, irritability, uncontrollable worry
- Depression: intense emotions lethargy, fatigue, mood swings, persistent emotions, feelings of worthlessness, lack of interest in your once-favorite activities
The list of symptoms goes on. A lot of the symptoms also overlap, such as fatigue, mood swings, and sleeping habit changes. Whether you have anxiety or depression or both, one thing is for certain: they are hard to battle on your own. Thriveworks Mississippi Counseling has a great team of counselors, therapists, and psychologists who can not only diagnose your illness, but offer you the treatment help and guidance you need to manage your symptoms to live a happier and fuller life.
Help for Anxiety and Depression
Maybe you got into a terrible car accident. Maybe you just moved to a new city and don’t know anyone. Maybe a loved one just passed away. Maybe you experienced something tragic. The reasons for your depression and anxiety are unique to you and your situation. There’s no one thing that can cause you to develop these illnesses. While you may feel hopeless and trapped, it doesn’t have to stay that way forever.
Depression and anxiety therapy is simple. Once you schedule a session with your counselor, they will assess your thoughts, feelings, and goals in order to create a treatment plan that is custom to your needs. They’ll help you identify the root cause of these issues and give you the tools and skills to move forward from the illnesses. Our therapists are friendly, dedicated, and highly skilled in their field so you can trust that you’ll be in great hands.
Work with an Online Anxiety or Depression Therapist at Thriveworks Mississippi
Choosing to get help isn’t always an easy decision. It can take a lot of thought and consideration but if you’re ready to take the next step, we will gladly ease you into the process. Here at Thriveworks Mississippi, you can choose between two convenient options for online counseling: phone and video chat. Both are great and offer added benefits to therapy such as comfort, ease, accessibility, reliability, and affordability. Whether you choose online or video chat, know that your level of care will not be affected.
To get started, just give us a call and one of our scheduling specialists will work with you to pick an appointment time that works best for you. We offer weekend and evening sessions in addition to our normal daytime hours. We look forward to hearing from you and starting this journey together.