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The term ‘anxiety’ and ‘depression’ has been used in society and for individuals. However, anxiety and depression has a different definition to the one which is defined by society. This blog will show the extent of anxiety and depression in a way that people suffer from this conditions Anxiety Generalized anxiety disorder (or GAD) is marked by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events for no obvious reason. People with symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder tend to always expect disaster and can't stop worrying about health, money, family, work, or school. In the UK from 2013, there were 8.2 million cases of anxiety. Symptons of GAD may include:

· Excessive, ongoing worry and tension · Unrealistic view of problems · Restlessness or a feeling of being "edgy" · Feeling of doom · Crankiness · Muscle tension · Faster heart rate · Breathing faster · Headaches · Sweating · Trouble concentrating · Nausea · A need to go to the bathroom frequently · Feeling tired or weak · Trouble falling or staying asleep · Trembling · Being easily startled · Trouble swallowing

There are no treatments for anxiety but there are certain things that can help an individual to cope with anxiety: · Cognitive behavioural therapy · Medications · Home remedies Depression Depression is a mood disorder that can affect a person's daily life. It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger. People experience depression in different ways. It may interfere with your daily work, resulting in lost time and lower productivity. It can also influence relationships and some chronic health conditions. There are certain conditions that can get worse include: arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. Symptoms of depression include: · Anger · Aggressiveness · Irritability · Anxiousness · Restlessness · Loss of interest · No longer finding pleasure in favourite activities · Feeling tired easily There is no cure to depression however there are different things that an individual can do to cope with depression such as:

· Medications

· Psychotherapy

· Light therapy

· Alternative therapies

· Exercise

· Avoid alcohol and drugs

· Supplements

· Essential oils

· Vitamins

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