Last updated: September 9, 2019
Topic: HealthDisorders
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Although anxiety and depression can be difficult to cope with and is very crippling, anxiety is the feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Depression, on the other hand, is a feeling of severe despondency and dejection.         Depression is a mental disorder that can be caused by traumatic experience which can include a family death, abuse, ect.  Depression can cause multiple problems, internally and externally. These problems can include; withdraw from once loved activities, self-neglect, and fatigue. There are self-guided treatments that may help people ease their depression but there is no cure. Finding an exercise, such as yoga, can help release endorphins in the brain which can make a person suffering feel happier. Participating in activities that once brought joy or taking up a new activity can help as well. These can include; knitting, reading or cooking. Some cases of depression can be severe enough where people begin to think and do harmful things to yourself. Other forms of treatment for depression can include antidepressant medication and therapy, and hospitalization as a last resort. If the situation becomes too overwhelming people may lead to electroconvulsive. Electroconvulsive is the treatment that sends a electrical current to go through the brain to and cause a medically induced seizure. Depression can be a scary thing to go through or to ask for help from a family or friend member, but with the right treatment and support group, the person who suffers from depression can find relief in their mental illness. (eHealthIQ, 2016) Anxiety is also a common mental health illness that people have to live with on a daily basis but differs in the sense that anxiety causes feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that can disrupt normal activities. People who suffer from anxiety tend to overthink everything (big and little)  which can be the reason they regress socially. In the United States there are about 18% of Adults and about 25% of Teenagers who get diagnosed with anxiety. ( CITE ME ) Being in a social setting and being surounded by new people can be a huge trigger for someone with anxiety adn it can cause them to become anxiet and could even casue themt to leave the setting and make them miss out on the opotunity. One anxious thought can spread thought you whole body and change the way you see and think about everything for the rest of the day or sometimes weeks. One small trigger can make you feel so anxious all of a sudden. Even problems from your past can affect you. Mental illness cannot be fully prevented, but you can take some steps to reduce the risk of a full blown anxiety attack. ( DESTINY ) These ways include; lowering your caffeine intake, maintaining a healthy diet with a balance of fruits and vegetables with about 8-10 glasses of water a day, having a regular sleep schedule (getting 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep) and avoiding substances like cannabis, alcohol and any other recreational drugs. Treatment is different for all people since it affects each person differently. Many treatments have a combination of different kinds of therapy and medicines which are the same as depression. People who go to therapy may learn helpful techniques to cope with their anxiety so they prevent their anxiety attacks at home. ( CITE ME DESTINY) ENDING)–With both depression and anxiety it can be very difficult not just on the person going through this but also the family. It is also very hard to cope with and many people either hide this diseases since they are ashamed to admit having it, or people will go through many different kinds of medications. Some medications may work and some people may never find good medicine. Also people with both depression and anxiety can go to therapy but it can be like the medicine, tricky to find the perfect fit.