Anxiety vs Depression | What’s the difference? | English #healthmaantra

Have you been noticing changes in people around
you, like someone feeling sad, hopeless or doesn’t get any joy doing activities that
used to be fun before? Sounds like depression, right? Maybe that’s not all. Sometimes you might have seen them getting
worried, afraid and uneasy. Isn’t that a sign of anxiety? Well, in this episode of Health Mantra, we
will talk about the most common mental conditions issues, which are more often being confused
with one another. These are Depression & Anxiety. If you like this video, please subscribe to
our channel Health Mantra and don’t forget to click on the bell icon. If you ask someone to name two common mental
health problems, chances are they will think of anxiety and depression. Roughly 50% of people diagnosed with depression
with also be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. However, it’s important to get an accurate
diagnosis in order to treat the correct conditions. Let us first understand – So, what is the link between Depression & Anxiety? Depression and anxiety can occur at the same
time. According to a study, half of the people with
either anxiety or depression have other conditions. Depression is the feeling of being sad, down
or upset. It feels like the end of the world. It can be a worrisome concern if the person
continues to feel that way for several days or weeks. on the other hand, Anxiety can cause fear
and worry and it can happen to anyone anytime. It’s not unusual to experience anxiety before
a big event or important decision. But chronic anxiety can be serious and often
leads to irrational thoughts and fears that interfere with our daily life. What are the symptoms of Depression & Anxiety? Physical and emotional symptoms of depression
include decreased energy, chronic fatigue, difficulty concentrating, pain, aches, cramps,
or gastrointestinal problems without any clear cause, changes in appetite or weight, difficulty
in sleeping, persistent feelings of sadness, feeling hopeless along with thoughts of death
or suicide attempts. On the other hand, behavioral changes caused
by generalized anxiety disorder include feeling fatigued easily, difficulty concentrating
or recalling, muscle tension, racing heart, grinding teeth, sleep difficulties, difficulty
controlling worry or fear and panic. How to get a clinical diagnosis of Depression
and Anxiety? There’s no single test that can diagnose
depression or anxiety. Instead, your doctor will conduct a physical
exam along with a depression or anxiety screening test. For this, they’ll ask you a series of questions
that help them get a better insight into what you’ve been experiencing. If the results aren’t clear or if your doctor
suspects the symptoms may be the result of another condition, they may order tests to
rule out the underlying issues. In some cases, general practitioners will
refer you to a mental health expert, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, if they
don’t feel equipped to properly manage your symptoms and conditions. What to do when Depression and Anxiety mix? Depression and anxiety are like 2 sides of
the same coin. The goal of managing depression and anxiety
is to create a series of treatment options that can all work together to help, to some
degree, whenever you need to use them. If it turns out that we or somebody around
us is having suffers from both conditions, there are two ways to get help- Counseling,
and Medication. A professional therapist can develop a plan
to treat our anxiety and depression at the same time. These therapies include Cognitive behavioral
therapy – which teaches us to adjust our thoughts and actions. Next is Interpersonal therapy that shows you
how to communicate better while Problem-solving therapy gives us the skills to manage our
symptoms. Apart from this, several types of medication
may be used to treat depression, anxiety or both. Your doctor may prescribe antidepressants,
antianxiety medications, and mood stabilizers. It’s normal to have ups and downs or to
have things you’re concerned about. You might be going through a difficult time. Talk with your doctor if these feelings or
changes last longer than a week or two. Early treatment is the best way to manage
the conditions and find treatments that are effective in the long-term. For watching more interesting videos like
this, Subscribe to our channel Health Mantra.

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