The real tragedy behind those statistics is that anxiety and depression are highly treatable.I know what I'm talking about, because I suffer from both disorders, and in order to stay alive I have had to do my homework.One way to combat this feeling to do small exercises at home. For me it's about separating shame from the equation and remembering that exercise doesn't have to be a crazy treadmill session, it can be something small that makes me feel good. I do it while working, I do it while sleeping, I do it at the gym, I do it going for a walk, it's a terrible habit. But because I'm a person with depression I feel a lot of shame about going to see a dentist.That's because during my depressive episodes I seriously ignore taking care of my teeth.40 million people suffer from anxiety and depression in the United States alone, and like you they are fighting every single day. If you feel like you need help, it's there for you.The Anxiety and Depression Association of America is a great resource if you think it's time to find help and break the vicious cycle.Checking in with them is hard and can strangely make me seem like I don't care at all. This is another case of communication saving the day. Finding the right medication combinations takes time (and patience). Finding a combination of drugs that work for you can be a lifelong struggle. Anxiety can make you feel like you are running in circles and not getting anywhere.
My anxiety can make it really hard for me to sleep at night because I start thinking about how one day I will die and that triggers a panic attack.
Facing the two disorders together can feel doubly daunting, but it isn't impossible — I'm going to say that again because if you've made your way to this article it's important you hear it — it isn't impossible. It's hard to explain to people who aren't anxious and depressed simultaneously just what it's like to have these two disorders battle it out in your brain.
Because it's so hard to talk about, you might find the very notion of explaining how you're living day to day an impossible feat, even to family and friends. When you have anxiety and depression, sleep problems are really common.
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