Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Your Peace of Mind
Do you think you may have depression or generalized anxiety disorder?
Have you already been diagnosed and are considering treatment?
Is someone close to you going through depression or generalized anxiety disorder?
Whatever your situation, one thing's certain: everyone deserves some peace of mind.
The truth is, depression and generalized anxiety disorder can be very hard to recognize. And even harder to talk about. But here's the good news: when it comes to getting help, the sooner you reach out, the sooner you can start on the path to peace of mind. That's why it's so important to know how to spot the signs, and share them with your doctor.
The following pages are here to help. They'll teach you about the most common signs of depression and generalized anxiety disorder, and show you how they can sometimes be tough to see. They'll describe how these conditions can affect people's lives, and explain how they're caused. Finally, they'll give you some tips on how you can approach your doctor, and go over your range of treatment options.
Let's begin by looking at the symptoms of depression and generalized anxiety disorder — those they have in common, and those they don't.