Effects of Depression and Anxiety on Your Daily Life

Anxiety and depression is a very common mental health condition. In 2015, over 24 million people worldwide were estimated to suffer from anxiety, while 300 million people were estimated to suffer from depression.

Both conditions are treatable with anxiety and depression counselling.

If you have suffered from depression or anxiety, you are aware of the symptoms that can affect your everyday activities. For some, depression is a feeling of sadness which lessens over time. For many others, depression is ongoing and requires treatment, such as depression counselling to overcome.

“Depression is a low mood, which if lasts in excess of two weeks, you should seek professional help.”

Symptoms of Depression

Depression symptoms can include:

  • Changes to sleeping patterns
  • Feeling sad for over two weeks
  • Feeling that there is a loss of control over your life
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Chronic Stress
  • Irritability
  • Constant fatigue
  • Change in appetite
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Thoughts of suicide

Counselling in Melbourne’s clinical psychologists agree that anxiety is a very common concern amongst their clients. Although a little anxiety is normal fact of life; for example, sitting for an exam or about to have a job interview. It is when you are worried or become anxious all the time to the extent that anxiety begins to influence your decisions and actions, is when anxiety counselling is recommended. Untreated, anxiety can become depression

Symptoms of Anxiety

Our psychologists are very experienced in anxiety counselling in Melbourne, we find that common anxiety symptoms include:

  • Constant worrying
  • Feeling uptight and tense
  • A frequent feeling of catastrophe
  • Feeling unsafe
  • Panic attacks
  • Irrational fear
  • Avoiding activities and situations because of a feeling of anxiousness
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness

The Effect of Depression and Anxiety in Your Daily Life

Your daily life can be affected by depression and anxiety in many areas and usually involve negative thought patterns and feelings, which can normally reduce energy levels, can decrease concentration levels and career motivation, can disrupt relationship harmony and ultimately chronic depression and anxiety can accumulate in a decline of your physical health.

Depression and anxiety counselling session can help you to work through your negative thought patterns and emotions, and over time, you’ll be able to rediscover the real you and be able to do the things that you used to enjoy.

Our depression and anxiety clinical psychologists in Melbourne will strive to break down barriers so we can identify the core issue and begin to utilize our approaches, treatments, and therapies to change your thinking patterns and to work towards living a happy fulfilling life. Call us 1300 967 734

Reviewed by Greg Redmond, Director, Counselling In Melbourne, October 2017

Our blog is for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for individual professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you need help for an emotional or behavioural problem, please seek the assistance of an APHRA registered psychologist or other qualified mental health professionals

About the editor, Dr Malcolm Winstanley-Cross

I am a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA’s Psychology Board of Australia and a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, UK. My formal training began with a B.A. in Psychology and Welfare at Charles Sturt University, and B.A. (Hons) Psychology from the University of Wollongong. I then progressed to the M.A. (Hons) Clinical Psychology at the same university before moving to the UK to undertake a PhD in Psychology from City, University of London.

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