Depression is a condition where you may be experiencing sadness, worthlessness, hopelessness, and disinterest. You may be unmotivated by life in general. These feelings, when occurring over a short period of time, are considered having the blues. However, if these feelings last for a longer period of time and interfere with normal, daily activities, then you are most likely experiencing depression.
For professional depression counseling, call Family Life Counseling at 308-236-2014.
Depression Warning Signs
Signs to look for include:
Low self-esteem and self-loathing attitude
No interest in what you normally enjoy
Feelings of irritability and wanting to isolate
Lack of energy and concentration (focus)
Change in sleeping patterns
Change in appetite and weight
What Is Anxiety?
There are over 100 anxiety symptoms and signs for anxiety, panic attacks, and other anxiety disorders including the following:
Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy
Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers
Sense of terror, or impending doom or death
Feeling sweaty or having chills
Feeling a loss of control or going crazy
Upset stomach, nervous stomach, and nausea
Sleep problems and inability to rest
What Is Trauma?
Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, violence, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial often occur. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, avoidance of triggers, strained relationships and even the symptoms of depression and anxiety. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives.
Depression, anxiety, and the effects of trauma are all treatable because they affect the way in which a person feels, behaves, thinks, and functions. Give Carol a call at 308-236-2014 to learn more and find relief from your symptoms.