Depression and Anxiety


Internet Hypnosis. Shop team member Tennyson talks about depression and anxiety. ‘Click’ on > to listen.

Depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy US$1 trillion in lost productivity every year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health.
Depression is a lot more than unhappiness and sadness.
It is a matrix of negative emotions, which may include any or all of the following.
  • Loneliness
  • Worthlessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Despair
  • Regret
  • Anxiousness
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Self Loathing
and more.
Around 80 per cent of people who suffer from depression also suffer from anxiety.
There are also correlations between insomnia and anxiety and depression.
Grief and bereavement are a normal reaction for us, including pets. It will normally dissolve away in a few weeks or months.
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If it continues grief may need treatment to resolve it.
Almost everyone experiences anxiety and depression from time-to-time and often at the same time. However, ‘clinical’ depression and anxiety are less common. They can usually be successfully treated with appropriate lifestyle changes, balanced nutrition, exercise, psychotherapy.
To feel persistent worry and stress about nothing in particular may indicate an anxiety disorder.
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Anxiety can exist at different levels, ranging from concern and worry through to stress and anxiety, and in extreme cases anxiety attacks and panic attacks.
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Sometimes people attempt to self-medicate with alcohol and other drugs in a futile attempt to overcome the problem. They usually only make matters worse for themselves and everyone around them.
no need for medications and drugs just to cope
Fear and anxiety symptoms can often be temporarily treated with drugs, such as the commonly prescribed benzodiazepines,  which include Valium (diazepam),  Xanax (alprazolam),  Klonopin (clonazepam) and Ativan (lorazepam).
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However, the side effects can cause severe problems,  such as drowsiness and addiction.  I have had clients come to me who have been prescribed these drugs by their doctors to ‘treat’ their phobia.
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They have found through years of suffering that these drug therapies only treat the symptoms, and not the cause.  They are only coping mechanisms and never overcome the problem.
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The risks of addiction to anti-anxiety drugs such as Valium is very real.  No benzodiazepine medication can be considered safe for all people.
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It is important to review all of your medications with your prescribing doctor from time-to-time.  It is never a good idea to quit any medication without first consulting a doctor.
Stress Hormone's and Biological Aging
Stress Hormone’s and Biological Aging

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If you feel as if stress and anxiety is making you feel older and more frail – it is!

Professor Vadim Gladyshev of Harvard Medical School and a team from Duke University measured changes in biological age in mice and humans as a result of stressful situations.

Writing in the journal Cell Metabolism the researchers said “Our data revealed the dynamic nature of biological age – stress and anxiety can trigger a rapid increase in biological age.  This can be reversed.”

Their research showed that those wanting to turn back the hands of biological age can do so in a matter of months, weeks or even days.

Cortisol is one of the ‘fight or flight’ stress hormones naturally produced in the adrenal glands. It assists us to deal with life challenges.

If we perceive something as a threat, either real or imagined, cortisol is released into the body. It causes our blood vessels to constrict, our heart to beat faster and muscles to tense in response to perceived danger, in readiness the runaway. Cortisol and adrenaline, another stress hormone, act as stimulants to help us with extra energy when it most needed for survival.

Cortisol and adrenaline are known as stress hormones. They have an important survival role to play. However, too much too often can cause damage to our physical and mental health.

When stress hormones are released because of fear and panic the immune system shuts down important processes as the body prepares to flee. Repeated triggering of these stress hormones through anxious thinking causes more anxiety and possible panic attacks. Excessive cortisol therefore exacerbates existing anxiety disorders. Worse still, Cortisol is an anti-inflammatory hormone which if imbalanced in our metabolism through the continued experience of excessive stress and anxiety can result in widespread inflammation. This can result in various Immune disorders such as Fibromyalgia and Raynauds syndrome, and perhaps digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome  (IBS).

Peter Zapfella has a collection of resources that may assist you to lower your biological age, some are free to download. Some can be found here at  Depression and Anxiety and also at Health and Well Being and Fitness and Sport.

You do not need to live with anxiety and depression any longer. Treatment is fast and effective at www dot Peter Zapfella dot com and Internet Hypnosis dot Shop.

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