depressionAnxiety and Depression stem from multiple levels and need to be treated according to the level at which it presents.  Hereditary and situational depression must therefore be addressed differently.  Anxiety can be a once off occurrence and very few people have not had an anxiety attack.

One has to distinguish from what is normal anxiety and what can develop or is an anxiety disorder called GAD (General Anxiety Disorder).

The following symptoms according to the DSM are guidelines to recognise anxiety:

·         Palpitations, pounding heart or accelerated heart rates
·         Sweating
·         Trembling or shaking
·         Sensations of shortness of breath, feeling of smothering
·         Feeling of choking
·         Chest pain or discomfort
·         Nausea or abdominal distress
·         Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded or faint
·         Derealisation (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from one’s self)
·         Fear of losing control or going crazy
·         Fear of dying

Anxiety can also be general anxiety or agoraphobic anxiety. anxiety-title

Agoraphobia, on the other hand, is when situations are avoided which are endured with marked distress or anxiety about a possible panic attack.

It is diagnosed as anxiety if it is not better accounted for by any other such as drugs, excessive medication and many other things.

Acrophobia and fears typically include characteristics or situations that include being outside the house, being in a crowd or standing in a line, being on a bridge or travelling on a bus, train or other vehicles.  These symptoms must, however, last persistently over a period of time, at least a month.

Dr. Cecile Gericke has 30 plus years working with anxiety disorders as this is one of the most common disorders that take place in people.  She combines her scientific knowledge and the client’s uniqueness to create a personalised direct approach to each client.  Most noteworthy, there are no two people who get exactly the same treatment from her when they present with anxiety.

Dr. Cecile Gericke also works with combat PTSD.  Anxiety is part of the co-morbid PTSD disorder which Dr. Cecile Gericke has been intensively busy with the past seven years.

Remember anxiety is not a terminal illness.

One way to actively fight anxiety & depression is to laugh.

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