Anxiety and Depression
It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious or depressed occasionally, especially in response to life’s stressors. However, when these feelings become prolonged, disproportionate or apparent for no significant reason, they need to be addressed.
Thankfully diagnosis and treatment methods have come a long way, with many public health campaigns working towards bringing mental illness ‘out of the shadows’.
The co-occurrence of anxiety and depression is a noted feature of these disorders. While behavioral and emotional symptoms may differ within the two, the fact remains they are both an unnatural and unwelcome state of mental health.
Characterized by a constant overwhelming state of fear or worry, anxiety can be debilitating in its physical manifestations too. The symptoms of depression may be similar with unrelenting feelings of sadness or despair.
Best Methods of Treating Anxiety and Depression
Latest research has shown that all anxiety and depression is caused by chronic low grade inflammation.
Our understanding of mental illness has evolved over time, yet it still presents certain difficulties. Diagnostically speaking, depression and anxiety primarily affects the way an individual thinks and feels, and in most cases subsequently behaves; therefore we generally rely upon patients to identify these changes themselves and seek help.
In some case family members or close friends may be able to identify vulnerable individuals and assist in requesting attention. Once diagnosed however, treatment can be quite successful using a variety of approaches; the most common of which are psychological therapies or ‘talking therapies’. But addressing the low grade inflammation is proving to be the best treatment.
Such therapies are generally administered by a qualified psychologist and involve either behavior modification (Cognitive Behavior Therapy or CBT) or examination of intrapersonal and interpersonal patterns and behaviors.
Generally, work will be done to identify and address key triggers and ways of managing future events. Such therapies are often combined with a focus on improving nutrition and encouraging regular exercise, which itself can actively promote a healthy mental state.
Indeed, a safe and effective first step towards self-empowerment is taking control over one’s diet. The benefits are both psychological and physiological. Reducing or eliminating spikes caused by sugar-laden foods and stimulants, such as excess coffee, cigarettes, etc., will help in reducing the debilitating feelings associated with general anxiety.
Children and Adults Can be Affected
Early life stress plays a major part in how well one can handle stress and if one has mental health issues later in life
Young people and children unfortunately are just as vulnerable to mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. While often harder to detect, once diagnosed, applied therapies specifically designed for children can usually assist the child in living a happier and more fulfilling childhood.
A happier childhood better prepares the child for dealing with the stresses of teen years and young adulthood. The healthy and safe transition of young adulthood enables the individual to prepare for and live a life feeling in control, empowered and able to deal with everyday challenges.
As in any medical case, treatment is ideally specifically tailored to suit the individual, based on a thorough study of personal history of symptoms, responses and environment.
Lowering the low grade inflammation with fish oil has shown to help alleviate anxiety and depression. Also making sure your gut is in optimal condition is very important.
Anxiety and Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)
Those caught in the cycle know all too well how anxiety impacts on every aspect of their life. Unchecked, it renders you ineffective and can easily segue into depression, and insomnia.
CES offers an effective drug-free way to end the vicious cycle of anxiety. It provides effective relief with none of the unpleasant side effects of prescription drugs. For a public increasingly concerned with the effects of stress on physical health and emotional well being, CES provides a way of addressing that stress in a safe and effective manner.
CES directly reduces anxiety. Many experience this immediately in the course of treatment; others, hours, or several days after. CES leaves you feeling both relaxed and alert. The effect differs from pharmaceutical treatments in that people report their body as feeling lighter and more relaxed and their mind, more alert and clearer. Results are cumulative and lasting.
CES is not only for those with a diagnosed condition but those simply coping with the stresses of an everyday existence. Whether you are a student under pressure in preparing for an exam, an athlete dealing with pre-competition anxiety, a businessman dealing with the stresses accompanying his work, or a housewife juggling her many responsibilities, CES can help you lead a more balanced and productive life.
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation has been used in many clinical trials with great results.
CES balances your brain’s chemistry, allowing you to be at peace with yourself again. Many patients report feeling relief the very first time they use the CES Ultra. And unlike drugs, CES has no negative side effects. It is non-addictive and you can use it safely as often as you like. Use the CES Ultra at a set time each day as your schedule allows as well as when those moments of panic strike during the course of the day — when you literally lose it. Stop and use your CES ultra to round that anxiety off and feel yourself once again.