Question: Is there a difference between anxiety medications and depression medication? Answer: Depression medication and anxiety medications are often the same. Most of the commonly used depression medications treat anxiety very effectively, including the family of depression medications known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs). The drugs’ abilities to act as depression and anxiety medication means … Read more
Anxiety and panic disorders come in many different forms, and vary in intensity from person to person. Some, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have identifiable origins. More often, the causes for conditions such as social anxiety disorder are elusive at best. Anxiety and panic disorders may be associated with genetics, changes in neurological … Read more
Depression and anxiety disorders are not the same, although at first glance they seem very similar. Depression generates emotions such as hopelessness, despair and anger. Energy levels are usually very low, and depressed people often feel overwhelmed by the day-to-day tasks and personal relationships so essential to life. A person with anxiety disorder, however, experiences … Read more
Many self help techniques are accessible to people dealing with depression. Many can be used in tandem with psychotherapy and antidepressant medication. It should be stated, however, that treatment by a mental health professional is essential. Consult with your therapist or doctor before trying any self help techniques. Mental Health Self Help Options Here are … Read more
Childhood depression is a very real problem: a problem compounded by the common misconception that children don’t get depressed. In fact, 2.5% of children suffer from major depressive incidents. Triggers such as divorce, the death of a friend or family member, or family problems may cause childhood depression.
Depression occurs in women twice as often as in men. Rates of seasonal affective disorder and chronic depression in women are also higher. While alcohol and substance abuse in conjunction with depression is lower in women, depressed women suffer more often from eating disorders, migraine headaches, and anxiety disorders.