Panic Disorder is the experience of panic attacks followed by ongoing concern and worry about having another panic attack and/or worry about the possible consequences of a panic attack. There may be avoidant behaviors associated with, and secondary to, the panic attacks. Panic attacks consist of: 1. Heart palpitations or racing heart 2. Sweating 3. Trembling or shaking 4. Sensations of shortness of breath or a smothering sensation 5. Feeling of choking 6. Chest pain
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is: A. Excessive anxiety and worry, occurring more days than not, for at least six months, about a number of events or activities, such as work or school performance; B. Difficulty controlling the worry; C. The anxiety and worry are associated with three or more of the following symptoms: 1. Restlessness or feeling on edge 2. Being easily fatigued 3. Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank 4. Irritability 5. Muscle tension 6.
How Psychotherapy Helps People Recover From Depression According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 18.8 million adult Americans suffer from depression during any one-year period. Many do not even recognize that they have a condition that can be treated very effectively. This question-and-answer fact sheet discusses depression with a focus on how psychotherapy can help a depressed person recover. How does depression differ from occasional sadness? Everyone feels sad or “blue” on
Depression affects a significant portion of the population. It is estimated that 7-12% of men and 20-25% of women will have a major depressive episode at some point in their life. Depressive disorders consist of a variety of symptoms in the areas of mood, thinking, behaviors and physical reactions. Mood related symptoms include sadness, irritability, depression and anger. Many depressed people are also anxious and nervous. When we are depressed our thinking is characterized by
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