Does It Feel Like You Have No Control At Times?
That is often how those dealing with anxiety and other mood disorders feel. If this is the case, you aren't alone. Anxiety and depression are two of the most common types of mental disorders in Canada and they often have a major impact on the daily lives of those affected. Constant feelings of sadness, nervousness and worry make it difficult to relax and there are also many associated physical symptoms including: Heart palpitations (irregular heart beats), nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, tension headaches and difficulty sleeping, among others. In more advanced cases, anxiety can lead to panic attacks which can result in frequent visits to the doctors office or emergency room because the symptoms can so closely mimic emergency situations like a heart attack.
Finding the root cause.
The first step is to identify what is causing you to have these feelings. Is it an underlying medical condition, genetic predisposition, lack of learned coping skills, the result of trauma, medication side effect or nutritional deficiency? These are all common causes of anxiety and depression.
Having someone assess you properly and uncover the root cause will bring you one step closer to knowing which treatments options will work best.
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