Stress, Fatigue leading to Anxiety 2018-10-25T01:22:43+00:00

Stress, Fatigue Leading to Anxiety

In a world that looks dark and dreary , 20% of Australians will experience some type of depression or have lost interest or pleasure in usual activities and have also experienced several of the signs and symptoms across at least three of the categories below.

Behaviour

  • not going out anymore
  • not getting things done at work/school
  • withdrawing from close family and friends
  • relying on alcohol and sedatives
  • not doing usual enjoyable activities
  • unable to concentrate

Feelings

  • overwhelmed
  • guilty
  • irritable
  • frustrated
  • lacking in confidence
  • unhappy
  • indecisive
  • disappointed
  • miserable
  • sad

Thoughts

  • ‘I’m a failure.’
  • ‘It’s my fault.’
  • ‘Nothing good ever happens to me.’
  • ‘I’m worthless.’
  • ‘Life’s not worth living.’
  • ‘People would be better off without me.’

Physical

  • tired all the time
  • sick and run down
  • headaches and muscle pains
  • churning gut
  • sleep problems
  • loss or change of appetite
  • significant weight loss or gain

Individuals can experience any of the signs or symptoms of  depression every now and then but this does not mean they are depressed. On the other hand people who are experiencing depression may not have all these symptoms. At Master Therapies we recommend you seek help before these symptoms becoming too overwhelming.

 

Anxiety

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed.

Anxiety is when these anxious feelings don’t go away – when they’re ongoing and happen without any particular reason or cause. It’s a serious condition that makes it hard to cope with daily life. Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but for someone experiencing anxiety, these feelings aren’t easily controlled.

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, one in four people – one in three women and one in five men – will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. In a 12-month period, over two million Australians experience anxiety.

Anxiety is common, but the sooner people with anxiety get support, the more likely they are to recover.

 

If you are experiencing any of the above signs or symptoms and would like to find out about possible treatments available, contact Nina on (07) 3294 7223 or 0402 900 425. For more information on depression and mental health please visit the Beyond Blue website for more details.