an artistic representation of depression and anxiety

We are right in the middle of a global Pandemic; the COVID-19! Aside from the financial and social struggles of surviving a pandemic, we are equally going through a lot of mental health challenges. Especially, depression and anxiety. To a point where holidays such as Valentines day might make us a little more anxious and sad.

what is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal emotional reaction to stress. It’s your brain’s way of alerting you of potential danger ahead. Examples of situations where we might feel anxious are:  when making important decisions and taking tests. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of anxiety. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental disorders.

People with anxiety disorders usually have intense feelings of panic, fear and uneasiness with accompanied physical symptoms such as fast breathing and heartbeats, cold/numb/tingly hands and feet, nausea, dizziness, tense muscles, dry mouth and even diarrhea. sometimes these feelings can get so overwhelming and lead to an anxiety attack

Anxiety disorders interfere with your ability to perform normal tasks such as going to work/ school, social interactions, personal grooming among many others. people with anxiety disorders have; sleeping problems, difficulty in concentrating, intensively or obsessively avoiding feared objects or places and constantly thinking about a problem over and over again.

“in my experience, the words “now just calm down” almost inevitably have the opposite effect on the person you are speaking to.”

― Elyn R. Saks

Am I sad or Depressed?

Sadness is a normal emotional reaction to loss, disappointment or other unpleasant situations. Sadness fades off with time because a sad person usually finds relief from crying, venting or talking about the things that frustrate them. However, if the feeling gets worse or lasts longer than 2 weeks, you should call or visit us at Oasis because you could be at the verge of depression.

Unlike sadness, depression is a mental disorder that can overpower your life.

Symptoms of depression include: deep feelings of sadness and hopelessness, lack of motivation, loss of interest in activities that once excited you, you avoid spending time with friends and family, tiredness and low energy, feelings of guilt and worthlessness, inability to concentrate or make decisions, thoughts about sucide, insomnia or excessive sleep.

If you are experiencing at least 5 of the above symptoms for more than 2 weeks, please visit us at Oasis Specialty Hospital. Where you’ll find our team of professional mental healthcare specialists.

Is Depression treatable?

Depression affects your relationship with loved ones. It can even affect your physical health. For instance, it worsens chronic diseases. (such as: obesity, cancer, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, asthma among many others). Depression is a serious medical condition that can get worse without proper treatment.

The good news is, both depression and anxiety can be diagnosed and treated at oasis Specialty Hospital! Don’t suffer in silence. At Oasis, you’ll find a team of professional mental healthcare workers who’ll guide you through your recovery journey.

Depression can cause Anxiety and Anxiety can cause depression if not identified and treated early.

Your Mental Health Is A Priority.