Tips On Dealing With Anxiety and Depression
I would first suggest you find a mental health specialist/psychiatrist that you can work with, if you aren’t already working with one. Sometimes a medication may help a bit, but it’s best to realize that medication is not always the answer. I’ve been dealing with this for about 40 years, and I still am a anxious wreck. These days the doctors don’t want to give out anti-anxiety medication, exactly what they’re made for, but they’ll try every other thing that makes no sense for anxiety. I am in no way questioning medical doctors, it’s just a personal anger I have because I am now at the age where I don’t care about having an addiction to a medication that will really help. I say that because my whole life has been spent trying to get away from this anxiety. As a result, I became clinically depressed. I could not get out of bed or find interest in anything for months and months. So now 3 doctors and 3 therapists later, I have a better doctor now than ever before but I’m still suffering. Not quite as bad, but its still there.
I know that if I didn’t have such anxiety my whole life, I would of been able to accomplish much more. So getting a good doctor that will work with you and your personal needs is #1. First make sure you feel comfortable with this doctor. You will most likely see a psychiatrist. Don’t feel that you are obligated to the first doctor you meet. I know making a number of appointments is a pain and you may have to find time you can set aside an hour or so. Finding a doctor you feel comfortable with is your #1 task.
So basically, I’m suggesting that you go seek help if you are struggling. It’s a really uncomfortable condition (s) to live with. There will be more to come. I am writing down the things I found to be helpful.
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