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Depression and anxiety are common medical conditions that affect people of all ages and social backgrounds. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. They can cause major upset to an individual’s day to day life and at worst can lead to thoughts of death and attempts at suicide.

It is usual to feel down or sad occasionally, or anxious and stressed at times – but when these conditions go on for days, weeks or even months at a stretch then there is often an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. Depression and anxiety are distinct mental health conditions that can affect an individual independently of each other or both together at the same time.

Studies have found that half the people who suffer with one condition will also struggle with the other. Both conditions have their own origins, however they share similar symptoms and treatments. These disorders affect how a person acts and behaves, they are ruled by their emotions often experiencing feelings that are extreme and out of proportion to the events or situation taking place at the time. It is also common to see individuals present with other co-occurring mental health issues, such as addiction and compulsive disorders.

Depression is often described as feelings of extreme sadness, worthlessness, or hopelessness. It causes a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed and a general apathy to participate in life. Depression can affect anyone, at any time and a bout of depression can last for months. It often has a huge impact on both a person’s physical and mental wellbeing. This can lead to negative consequences in a person’s home life as well as relationships and their ability to work.

Anxiety is sometimes defined as being debilitatingly worried or agitated. Some sufferers have sudden and intense peaks of fear or terror which often lead to panic attacks. Others have an overall feeling of nervousness and persistent feelings of worry. Repeatedly occurring symptoms cause sufferers to withdraw from “normal” life to be able to manage their emotions, this often has a devastating effect on relationships, work and study.


Symptoms of Depression - Depressio Problems, Rehab & Addiction Treatment Centre in Spain
Some common symptoms of Depression

  • Sustained feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness
  • Feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, guilt or hopelessness and pessimism
  • Difficulty with concentration, memory or making decisions
  • Loss of interest in hobbies or activities
  • Anger, restlessness or irritability
  • Low or reduced energy, constant tiredness or frequently sluggish
  • Insomnia, waking early, or oversleeping
  • Unidentifiable or untraceable aches, pains and stomach problems
  • Sudden or extreme changes in appetite, leading to weight loss or gain
  • Thoughts of suicide and death. Suicide attempts

Symptoms of Anxiety - Anxiety Problems, Rehab & Addiction Treatment Centre in Spain
Some common symptoms of Anxiety

  • Feelings of dread and panic
  • Tiring easily
  • Unsatisfying or poor sleep, trouble falling asleep or remaining asleep
  • Difficulty with concentration or memory
  • Feeling on edge, restless or irritable
  • Struggling to control fear and worry
  • Tension in the muscles and teeth grinding
  • Increased sweating
  • An uneasy stomach
  • Heart palpitations

Treatment for Depression
At Phoenix Programmes we understand that every client is different, and their illness needs individualised treatment and care. When treating for depression and anxiety we will look at any underlying emotional issues, a patients overall mental well-being as well as any co-occurring addictions and disorders. Following a detailed consultation with our specialist’s our clients will be given a complete plan of our recommended course of treatment.

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