Anxiety and Depression

Sometimes feelings of anxiety and depression can become overwhelming.

Anxiety and Depression Psychotherapy, NYC, Flatiron

Most people during the course of their lifetime will experience some form of depression or anxiety. Sometimes it will be short lived and for others a more chronic condition. Furthermore, depression and anxiety are often fueled by unconscious negative thinking.

Depression:

Symptoms of Depression of include:

  • Feelings of sadness
  • Feelings of worthlessness and or excessive or inappropriate guilt
  • A general sense of hopelessness
  • Frustration and anger
  • Suicidal ideation and or wishing one were not alive
  • Withdrawal from social activities
  • Changes in appetite and sleeping patterns
  • Lack of energy or motivation
  • Diminished interest or pleasure in most activities


Anxiety/Social Anxiety

Anxiety is often a manifestation of repressed feelings such as fear and anger and difficulty with being in the present moment. Anxiety ranges in types from social anxiety, generalized anxiety to panic attacks or full blown PTSD. Most addictions are rooted in anxiety. People often feel the need to self medicate in order to avoid or deny overwhelming emotions.

Some of the symptoms of anxiety are as follows:

  • Constant worrying and nervousness
  • Obsessive thinking and over analyzing
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Difficulty in paying attention, being present, or remembering things
  • Being constantly preoccupied about the future or the past
  • Hypervigilance
 

“The old skin has to shed before the new one can come.”

—Joseph Campbell