Depression And Anxiety Essay

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As a preamble I am going to use the following argument. As I am professional increasingly more involved in mental health in the community of Waukesha. In this capacity I am witnessing the crippling effects that Anxiety followed by depression has on people in varying stages of their lives. Secondly I have a house member who is diagnosed with general anxiety with an emphasis on social anxiety resulting in depression.
Anxiety; is according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) described as following; that a person’s fear or anxiety be out of proportion in frequency and/or duration to the actual situation. The symptoms must be persistent, lasting six months or longer. The DSM-5 also states that in order for a person to be diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, the person must suffer significant distress in daily activities that interferes with his or her ordinary routine in social settings, at work or school, or during other everyday activities.
Depression; is according to the DSM-5
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According an article in Health line on the topic of recognizing anxiety: symptoms, signs and risk factors (Pietrangelo, 2014) the author writes that symptoms include physical symptoms like trembling, dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath, rapid breathing and hyperventilation. As well as rapid heartbeat and palpations. While the person can profusely sweat and complain of chest pains. These symptoms can occur with the slightest provocation. The person will feel his or her level of stress dramatic raise while he or she withdraws to isolation. Further signs of anxiety and depression are fear to leave the house, extreme unrealistic fear for situations. Changes in behavior like Compulsive Obsessive behavior (OCD). Trouble concentrating at school or work. Inducing into alcohol and drug usage. Suicidal thoughts and general emotional and physical health

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