The stressors in daily life are hard for anyone to handle. However, while dealing with anxiety and depression, these daily stressors seem like huge hurdles to overcome. People who struggle with depression and anxiety are not alone, and there is help for those people who are struggling with these disorders.
According to scientific research, an imbalance of specific chemicals in the brain is the primary driver of the symptoms in people affected by these conditions. Concentrations of these chemicals can be altered by external events – these external stimuli often include traumatic events and periods of extreme stress. Abuse in childhood, death of a loved one or losing one’s job are standard examples. Anxiety disorders are predominantly linked to acute stress experienced in all its multiplicity of forms.
While medication is sometimes needed to control the symptoms of anxiety and depression, here at Thriveworks Silver Spring, we believe that our counselors have the tools needed to assist someone dealing with anxiety and depression. They will work on helping you develop the tools you need to thrive each and every day. The depression and anxiety counselors at Thriveworks Silver Spring in Montgomery County have an impressive set of skills as well as experience and are ready to help anyone struggling with anxiety or depression.
Diagnosing Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety disorders are, first and foremost, mood disorders—that is, disorders related to human feelings and emotions. In many other fields of medicine, blood tests and physical examinations are carried out to identify the disease. This cannot be done when dealing with depression and anxiety disorders. Healthcare practitioners will primarily talk to the patient in order to formulate a diagnosis. It is very common that these individuals show no outward physical signs, despite intense and often unbearable mental obstacles they face daily. Some of the key symptoms a health professional will watch out for include:
- Constant worry
- Lack of sleep
- Heart palpitations
- Panic attacks
- Intense emotions such as sadness and grief
- Unusually persistent emotions
- Changes in appetite/weight
- Sleep disruptions
How Are Depression and Anxiety Treated?
There are a number of diverse treatment options for depression and anxiety; lifestyle interventions include a better diet and more exercise, medical interventions like anti-depressants and, finally, counseling services such as those offered by Thriveworks Silver Spring, MD.
Typically, medical and lifestyle interventions help patients to manage and reduce their symptoms, yet are not designed to tackle the underlying cause of their emotional problems. Talk-based counseling methods, on the other hand, focus on recognizing the root cause of the disorder. They aim to reduce the symptoms by directly addressing the issues surrounding the origins of the patient’s mental health difficulties.
Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Silver Spring, MD Today
If you feel like you could benefit from discussing ways to tackle life’s obstacles and gain assistance in being equipped with the tools you need to thrive, schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Silver Spring today. Here at Thriveworks Silver Spring, MD in Montgomery County we have a great track record of helping people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders. Anxiety and depression are complex, but we have the tools to help you.
At Thriveworks Silver Spring we strive to create a personalized treatment plan for every patient. In this manner we try to ensure that our clients’ individual needs are met in the best way possible. At Thriveworks we accept many different insurance plans as well as offering flexible hours with weekend and evening availability. Thriveworks has a “no waiting list” policy. We want our clients to get the help they need as soon as possible, and new clients can have an appointment set up within 24 hours.
One of our anxiety and depression counselors, psychologists would be happy to further discuss the effects these mental health disorders have on someone suffering and how they can heal.Call our office today to schedule an appointment at (202) 478-9619.