Feelings of anxiety and depression are not uncommon in our overstimulated, overworked population. Although technically distinct conditions, anxiety and depression do often trigger similar symptoms. Additionally, struggling to cope with anxiety may in fact lead to developing depression or vice-versa, as they can be two sides of the same coin. Experiencing one or more challenging mental health issues at the same time affects almost half of all Americans, and understanding how those issues interrelate can help people take the first vital steps along the road to recovery.
If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or both, our True Life Center team can help. Our mental health treatment programs provide comprehensive and compassionate care for a wide array of mental health disorders. We can teach you healthy coping strategies that ease the impact of anxiety and depression. Learn more about our generalized anxiety disorder treatment center in San Diego by calling 866.420.1792 or completing our convenient online form. First, however, it is helpful to know more about the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety is a part of our biological response to stress. Because it’s programmed so indelibly, anxiety can show up in our lives at any time, sometimes over things that may seem trivial to one person but carry major weight and consequence with another. Whether you feel nervous ahead of an interview or examination, uncertain about a life change that feels sudden, or scared to broach an uncomfortable topic with someone in your life, you may feel anxiety wreaking havoc on your mind and body.
Common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Elevated heart rate
- Rapid breathing
- Muscle tension
When these symptoms begin to disrupt your healthy patterns every day, it’s time to reach out for help from compassionate caregivers who can share the tools and understanding you need to confront and overcome your anxiety. At True Life Center, our team of experts has the experience and knowledge to help you with our anxiety treatment in San Diego.
Symptoms of Depression
Depression can take on numerous forms. It may be hard to identify in certain people, especially those who put on a brave or cheerful front to hide their suffering out of shame or fear. Warning signs vary from loss of energy and decreased interest in once cherished pastimes to uncharacteristic risk-taking or reckless behavior. Any of these marked shifts in your daily habits can lead to unhealthy consequences if left untreated for a prolonged period. The psychological aspects of depression can also manifest physically as weight gain or weight loss and sensations of recurring pain.
Other symptoms of depression include:
- Isolation from family and friends
- Substance abuse
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Mood swings
- Lack of concentration
- Suicidal ideation
Because there are so many types of depression instigated by any number of inciting life events, neurochemical predispositions, or a combination of both, it’s vital that you find someone qualified to help you navigate your condition and find a way through to the other side of it. Our team at True Life Center is ready to support you and provide you with the depression treatment methods in San Diego you need and deserve.
Where Anxiety and Depression Overlap
Anxiety and depression are frequent bedfellows. When you start to feel your life veering off track due to an unexpected bout of depression, you may begin to feel anxious about why you’re not getting better. You may also develop anxiety around any activities or people who induce depressed feelings in you. In the same way, anxiety and its host of physical and mental symptoms may begin to change your daily habits to such a dramatic extent that you don’t feel like yourself anymore. Our team can match you with a therapist for anxiety and depression to help you heal from these mental health disorders.
At True Life Center’s mental health IOP and PHP, we treat all of the above conditions with our unique Neurobiological Integration, an integrated and collaborative approach that aims to identify the root cause of illness and gets results by using the synergistic combination of:
- Individual psychotherapy with DBT, CBT, and/or psychodynamic approach
- Specialized psychiatric treatment
- Mindfulness and self-compassion practices
- Family therapy
- Co-occurring substance use treatment
- Anti-craving medication
Find Support for Anxiety and Depression at True Life Center
Our True Life Center team’s goal is to help you learn to help yourself. After spending time with you and coming to understand the genuine struggle you’re enduring, we will customize a plan using our integrative model that incorporates your dreams and your goals into the path we will build towards wellness and recovery.
Our team of experts is ready to help you get on the right track, but the first step is up to you. Contact our team today by calling 866.420.1792 or completing our online form and begin a new chapter in your life.