These are the strategies I use to cope with lack of motivation when I am experiencing a major depressive episode.
Recently, I approached my doctor about taking some stress leave from my job. I was given 12 weeks of stress leave and used the time to clean, exercise, work on projects, and try new things.
Anxiety can make us insomniac. If you can't sleep because of anxiety, read on for a few simple tips on how to get some zzz's. These are the techniques that work for me.
Moving across country, leaving my friends, home, and everything familiar behind caused me to suffer from relocation depression. Here is how I coped with it.
I had dealt with anxiety and depression for basically my entire life. Then I finally tried medication, specifically an SSRI. It helped me take control of my life again and made therapy more effective.
There are numerous ways to cope with anxiety. What works really depends on the individual. Here are a few outside-the-box techniques that actually worked for me.
I have tried several different treatments for my life-long depression. Here are some of the things that worked and didn't work for me.
A travel phobia can limit a person's life to a great degree. Are you scared to use public transportation?
Anxiety has stopped me doing so many things; then I noticed that those things might have helped me cope with my anxiety, and therefore I'm trapped in an endless cycle. But recently I decided to push through the initial 'I can't' to determine if that is really true.
Many twins suffer from separation anxiety. Written by a twin, this article provides tips for how to cope with this anxiety.
Are you feeling scared about going to work because you're anxious there? You're not alone! Here's some quick tips for dealing with anxiety before and during work.
I have been taking the antidepressant Fluoxetine for 1 year now. Here is my experience with the medication and how it has affected my depression symptoms.
I suffered from social anxiety since puberty. As an adult, I took an anti-anxiety drug for seven years. I now regret taking it for so long, and I want to promote ways to overcome anxiety without drugs.
I have struggled my whole life as a result of experiencing and witnessing abuse and violence at the hands of my father but never told a soul. Being a parent for my younger siblings made me tough and independent so I kept my worries and poor mental health to myself until I unravelled last year.
Social anxiety can affect all aspects of your life—but it can be overcome. Many sufferers turn to anxiety medication, although this isn't the only option to consider.