Mood Disorders: Depression and Anxiety
What is Anxiety and Depressive Treatment?
Depression is more than a sad mood. In order to meet diagnostic criteria, it is an emotional state of being that lasts for more than two weeks. Symptoms can include: feeling sad, crying, feeling empty and hopeless. Sometimes depression looks like anger, irritability and frustration as sometimes, particularly men, demonstrating anger is easier than showing sadness. People experiencing depression may have a loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports. Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much are also symptoms of depression. Tiredness and lack of energy, or reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain are also components of depression. Some people report slower thinking and thoughts and feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame. Suicidal thoughts are also fairly common when experiencing depression. Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches and chronic pain are also linked to depression.
Symptoms of anxiety include: Persistent worrying or anxiety about a number of areas that are out of proportion to the impact of the events; Overthinking plans and solutions to all possible worst-case outcomes; Perceiving situations as dangerous, even when they aren’t
Difficulty handling uncertainty, Indecisiveness and fear of making the wrong decision, feeling like your thoughts are hijacked with worries, difficulty relaxing or feeling “on edge”
Difficulty concentrating, or the feeling that your mind “goes blank”
Physical signs and symptoms may include: increased heart rate, trouble sleeping, sweating, tummy troubles like nausea, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue.
Depression and Anxiety are usually created from a combination of inherited traits, our interpretation of experiences and childhood trauma. When you work with an Ascension Psychology Therapist we are here to gently show you another way of viewing something (a cognitive reframe) that may help you shift your perspective. We also do Inner Child Healing and/or resolving a family program so that you can be embody a different way of being and free yourself from limiting energies, thoughts and patterns.
Sometimes it is enough to gain an insight- to turn the light on the shadow of the unconscious, other times guided imagery can reprogram the unconscious mind. A combination of modalities can be chosen from, to help you feel better about yourself, others and the world. The therapist you work with may choose from Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, EMDR, Family Constellation and other modalities. Our goal is to help you be empowered, feel peace, and have strategies to help you succeed and be aligned with your highest Destiny Path.