STRESS, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
Mental health and wellbeing is increasingly prevalent in contemporary culture with acute stress, depression and anxiety frequently being diagnosed.
These disorders can affect how you feel emotionally, mentally and physically, as well as your behaviour. Pressure at work, managing family life and relationships and financial concerns can all have a negative impact on mental wellbeing, which may manifest in different ways. Insomnia, tension headaches, low energy and mood, sweating, irritability, cravings and digestive problems can all be symptoms. Anxiety can have similar effects on the body and some people may also experience panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behaviour and irrational thoughts.
GPs are able to prescribe a range of medication to help those diagnosed with anxiety or depression, or they may recommend therapy, which has proven success in healing and introducing new, positive ways of thinking. A good psychotherapist will offer personal, considered advice based on life situations and circumstances. Non-judgemental and honest, they will seek out the underlying causes to provide long-term solutions and support.