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Manage Anxiety, Stress and Depression

how to treat depressionWe all know that it’s natural to feel depressed or anxious when we suffer a personal tragedy or difficulty such as the loss of a loved one, a divorce, loss of a job, or when dealing with new or stressful situations. Most of us are able to cope with these types of stressful events and in a relatively short period, return to our normal activities.

This type of short term or occasional depression or anxiety is different from chronic depression or anxiety. Unlike normal feelings of sadness, grief, low energy, or anxiousness, chronic distress is an illness that causes a person to feel sad and hopeless most of the time.

Chronic distress can affect us both emotionally and physically with symptoms such as headaches, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, upset stomach and problems sleeping. Emotionally these problems include depression, panic attacks and worry. Combined with continued stress, these effects can seem overwhelming.

Fortunately, a variety of treatments have proven to be effective. If you have a friend or loved one that you believe suffers from chronic distress that has led to depression and/or anxiety, you might be wondering how you can encourage them to seek treatment.

Miracle of Living lecture in April will increase your knowledge about chronic depression, anxiety and stress, including how to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety, and provide information on helping loved ones get the care they need.

Come to this informative lecture to learn:

  • What is chronic depression?
  • What are the symptoms of depression?
  • What is anxiety?
  • What role do stressors play in chronic depression and anxiety?
  • What role does genetics play in both?
  • How is depression treated?
  • How is anxiety treated?
  • How important are exercise and healthy diets to these conditions?
  • What are the news treatment method available?

Lecture: Anxiety, Stress and Depression, April 17, 2013, 7-9 pm. No reservation is required.

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