Although medication can be necessary, other measures such as therapy and other self motivated outlets are needed to accompany it, to assure proper all around treatment. In her Ted X talks “How To Get Stuff Done When You’re Depressed” Jessica Gimeno, a mental health activist and lifelong depression sufferer, hopes to change the way people prepare for their mental health outbursts. She feels individuals “think that a label and medication are enough to cope [with their depression],” and urges that those suffering “go beyond getting a diagnosis [and be taught] coping mechanisms.” She believes that just as someone with a physical disability would need a set of creative skills to navigate their day, those with mental health problems need the same. Her strategies take a proactive approach to preventative care and provide manageable logical steps to living with a mental diagnosis.
Depression and anxiety tend to go hand and hand. People who acquire one, frequently suffer from both. Both disorders are commonly caused by the same things and require similar treatments. Triggers for depression and anxiety are usually attributed to traumatic moments. The death of a loved one, loss of career, Maybe a divorce. Smaller things can also bring on symptoms: an important test, missing out on something that meant a lot to you, or even just …show more content…
She describes how her patient 's physical problems were commonly paired with some type of depression and anxiety.
“Earlier in my career I found a lot of patients had a combination of physical and emotional problems and illnesses, " said Lewis, 47. "I felt I could do a better job as a physician if I knew counseling, especially for treating depression and anxiety, which often accompany a physical illness. Counseling gives me an improved handle in both diagnosis and treatment.” (Mccaskey)
For many doctors having a patient with physical health problems means having to be on the lookout for possible mental health changes. Being able to recognise the signs of depression and anxiety is just the beginning. The real challenge comes from finding a helpful and effective treatment plan to correct the mental