Depression is an illness that effects about seventeen million american's a year. This illness can make a person feel alone, confused and misunderstood, among many other emotions. Many individuals suffering from depression cannot treat it without the proper guidance of a trained healthcare professional and other methods of support.

Depressive symptoms come in different ranges, usually from mild to severe, here are some of the symptoms associated with depression.

- Extremely fatigued
- No interest in activities of any kind
- Always feeling sad
- Thoughts of suicide
- Having a hard time concentrating
- A hollow feeling inside
- Changes in weight
- Isolation
- Crying a lot

And more. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of depression, consider seeking professional help. Also, support and companionship is key, it is never a good idea to deal with these symptoms alone. knowledge of your illness is another very important factor in dealing with and treating depression. For more information on depression and other mental illness's visit Resources.

Anxiety disorder can be a serious mental illness for many people.  Symptoms associated with anxiety include  Feelings of;

- Panic
- Fear
- Obsessive thoughts
- Repeated thoughts of traumatic experiences
- Ritualistic behaviors
- Problems sleeping
- Shortness of breath
- Palpitations
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Nausea
- Muscle tension
- Dizziness

There are many types of anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of anxiety related disorders, seeking counseling, support and a licensed, trained health care provider can help determine which type it is, along with the best way to treat the anxiety.
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