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Signs Someone May Be Suffering From Anxiety or Depression

Signs Someone May Be Suffering From Anxiety or Depression - The Bergand Group

Learning the signs someone may be suffering from anxiety or depression is crucial to overcoming these mental health disorders, whether for you or a loved one. In order to understand these signs, we all need to change our perspective on mental health disorders. Until the stigma of these issues subsides, people will continue to avoid seeking treatment for fear of social stigma.
Michelle Obama recently spoke up about The Campaign to Change Direction in hopes to “change the story about mental health in America.” This campaign, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is dedicated to making people aware of the five signs someone may be suffering from anxiety or depression. If we learn to identify these five signs someone may be suffering from anxiety or depression we will be able to help those in need.

Five Signs Someone May Be Suffering From Anxiety or Depression

“Nearly one in every five people, or 42.5 million American adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition. Half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Often our friends, neighbors, co-workers, and even family members are suffering emotionally and don’t recognize the symptoms or won’t ask for help.”

Personality Change. This change may be gradual or sudden, but keep a look out for a person acting different than they normally would. “He or she may behave in ways that don’t seem to fit the person’s values, or the person may just seem different.”
Agitation. When someone is suffering from anxiety or depression they may be more angry or frustrated than normal. “You may notice the person has more frequent problems controlling his or her temper and seems irritable or unable to calm down.”
Withdrawal. When someone is suffering from anxiety or depression, you might notice they withdrawal from social situations or people that they normally surround themselves with. “Someone who used to be socially engaged may pull away from family and friends and stop taking part in activities he or she used to enjoy.”
Poor Self-Care. This usually manifests in someone not taking part in good hygiene practices or engaging in “risky behavior.”
Hopelessness. When someone feels overcome with anxiety or depression, often they show signs of hopelessness. People who used to be optimistic have trouble with this now, and in extreme circumstances suicidal thoughts such as “the world would be better off without me,” may occur.

If you notice that someone you love displays some of these signs, it is important to reach out to them and let them know you are there. If you can identify the signs someone may be suffering from anxiety or depression, you might be able to intervene before their situation gets out of control. For more information on services for those suffering from anxiety or depression, get in touch with The Bergand Group. The Bergand Group is Maryland’s leading addiction recovery center and we are here to support you on your road to recovery.

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At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehabilitation and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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