Depression and Anxiety Symptoms

Depression and anxiety symptoms can vary from person to person. When depression is accompanied by anxiety, the person suffering from this can show some of the typical depression warning signs plus the symptoms of chronic anxiety such as extreme fear and/or panic attacks.

Here is a list of some of the most common depression and anxiety symptoms.

Main Symptoms

• Sadness, crying outbursts.

Low Self Esteem

• Social withdrawal/isolation

• Despair and hopelessness

• Exaggerated worrying

• Change in sleeping patterns

• Suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts

• Occasional to persistent panic attacks

Panic attacks usually last for a few minutes. They reach their peak and then resolve with time.

Here are some of the symptoms of a panic attack:

• Intense terror and apprehension

• A "racing" heart or a sensation of heart pounding

• Feeling hot/cold

• The sensation of choking and breathing with extreme difficulty

• Dizziness, nausea and/or vomiting

• Numbness or tingling in the hands

• trembling, shaking and chills

• Confusion

If you are suffering from chronic anxiety and panic attacks you may notice that you tend to isolate yourself to the point that you rarely want to leave your home.

Tips to Manage the Symptoms...

Here are some tips that will help you when you are dealing with depression and anxiety:

1. Explore Mindfulness and Meditation. Get a hold of your distorted and blown up thinking by practicing mindfulness and meditation . This is the only way in which you can develop a degree of awareness and objectivity about the thoughts that trigger your anxiety and depression.

Also, cognitive therapy has proved to be very effective. It helps you identify and then change the thoughts that are creating all your distress. The benefits you’ll get from the practice of these methods is directly proportioned to the work you put into it. Remember that the most important part of the healing process is your willingness to get well!

2. There are also natural remedies for anxiety that you can combine with the mindfulness practices.

These remedies usually involve commitment and start to act over a period of at least 4 to 6 weeks.

3. Make some lifestyle changes. As your treatment takes effect, you can incorporate some healthy habits in your lifestyle. Breathing exercises, relaxation, and yoga can help. Also, eating well, getting enough sleep and exercising. Visit this wonderful article about natural cures for depression and anxiety.

4. Be gentle to yourself. If you’re dealing with depression and anxiety don't put excessive pressure on yourself. Make small steps towards your healing. Little by little you will see improvement and you will feel a new sense of trust in your healing and therefore in yourself.

Be Patient with Yourself.

All throughout the healing process remember to be patient with yourself. Because it is a process, do not rush it. Trust and have faith in your healing. The cure to your anxiety and depression is in your hands but only you can make that happen.

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