Could You Be Suffering From Anxiety or Depression?

Do you often:

  •  Feel jumpy or jittery?
  • Have an upset stomach or nausea?
  • Feel jumpy or jittery?
  • Have an upset stomach or nausea?
  • Worry all the time, about every little thing?
  • Feel like you can’t cope with your life?
  • Repeatedly have the same worrisome thoughts?
  • Have difficulty concentrating or remembering things?
  • Experience fatigue and decreased energy?
  • Feel hopeless or worthless?
  • Experience a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed?
  • Have persistent sad feelings?
  • Isolate yourself from friends and family?
  • Have difficulty coping with grief and loss?

If you can relate to several of these questions, anxiety therapy or depression therapy may be an option to improve your physical, emotional and mental health.

Did you know that anxiety and depression often go hand in hand? In one study, 85% of those diagnosed with major depression were also diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.

You’re not alone, and help is just around the corner.

Anxiety and Depression Statistics

  • Nearly 1 in 5 American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder, yet only 33% seek treatment.
  • 2.8% of the adult U.S. population suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, 2.3% from obsessive-compulsive disorder, 3.7% from social anxiety and 3.6% from post-traumatic stress.
  • As many as 1 in 33 children and 1 in 8 adolescents suffer from clinical depression.
  • Depression affects 1 of 10 Americans at some point in their lives, but more than 80% never seek treatment.
  • An estimated 121 million people worldwide suffer from some form of depression.
  • Women experience depression at twice the rate of men.
  • Untreated depression is the No. 1 risk for suicide among youth.
  • Nearly 50% of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Treating Anxiety and Depression Through Therapy

Feeling anxious and depressed can be a major challenge. But they’re not insurmountable mood disorders. If it feels as if fear, nervousness and sadness are taking over your life, anxiety and depression therapy can be an extremely effective way to counteract these feelings.

Left untreated, anxiety and depression will continue to manifest themselves in physical symptoms and dysfunctional thought processes.

As a Chicago therapist who specializes in anxiety therapy and depression therapy, I’ll create a customized psychotherapy approach that will:

  • Uncover stressors and the roots of these disorders
  • Implement strategies for adjusting thoughts, actions and reactions
  • Learn and practice skills to manage your symptoms
  • Offer you a new perspective on problems
  • Teach methods for coping with feelings
  • Improve communication skills
  • Help you recognize warning signs if your symptoms start worsening

These disorders are easily manageable with the right treatment plan and a willingness to learn ways to modify the behaviors that trigger your symptoms.