Living with anxiety and depression
-There are a 40 million U.S. adults suffering from anxiety, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Yet since there still tends to be a stigma associated with the condition, despite the huge number of people with anxiety, it can be harrowing to admit that you’re a sufferer.
-Anxiety is a mental health disorder, it’s not just something that just affects your mind. Anxious feelings can manifest physically. After all a healthy mind is a healthy body.
-Many people who suffer from anxiety are also likely to suffer from depression. That means that people currently living with anxiety may also have undiagnosed depression as well.
How anxiety and depression effect overall health
-Anxiety and depression may affect a person's mobility and independence. Both chronic illnesses can change the way a person sees her or himself as well as the way the person relates to the outside world.
-Other effects may include you feeling tired all the time or have trouble sleeping at night.
-Depression can cause headaches, chronic body aches, and pain that may not respond to medication.