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Depression & Anxiety

in Montague, MA

If you're grappling with the burdens of depression and anxiety, read on... Coping with these mental health challenges can take various forms, but we are here to provide you with tailored solutions to help you regain control of your life.

Anxiety Vs. Depression

Anxiety and depression fall under the category of mood disorders. Depression encompasses emotions like persistent sadness, hopelessness, and diminished energy, while anxiety gives rise to sensations of nervousness, apprehension, or dread. Although these conditions differ, it's possible to experience both simultaneously, with symptoms like agitation and restlessness occurring in both.

Occasional bouts of anxiety or depression are a normal part of life. However, when these feelings become frequent and disrupt your daily life, you may be dealing with a treatable disorder. Your symptoms are instrumental in aiding your healthcare provider in distinguishing between these conditions or determining if you are affected by both. Fortunately, some treatment methods are effective for addressing both anxiety and depression.

What Is Depression?

  • Sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness
  • Loss of interest in things you once enjoyed
  • A lack of energy
  • Eating more or less than you used to
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Trouble thinking or concentrating

To classify your symptoms as indicative of depression, they should persist throughout most of the day, nearly every day, for a minimum of two weeks, and there should be no underlying medical cause, such as a thyroid disorder, contributing to these symptoms. Your healthcare provider can conduct assessments to rule out medical conditions that might manifest with symptoms resembling depression.

What Is Anxiety?

Worry and fear are natural aspects of the human experience, but when these emotions become persistent or overwhelming, they may serve as indications of an anxiety disorder.

You may have anxiety if often you feel:

  • Overwhelmed by worry
  • Cranky or on edge
  • Sweaty or shaky
  • Like you're out of control

Anxiety Types

in Montague, MA

There are various types of anxiety disorders, each characterized by its distinct set of symptoms:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Involves excessive worry concerning a wide range of issues.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Leads to heightened anxiety in social situations and around other people.

Panic Disorder

Triggers abrupt, intense feelings of fear, often accompanied by physical symptoms like chest pain and a racing heart.


Encompass intense, irrational fears related to specific places or things, such as confined spaces or particular animals.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Entails a recurring pattern of distressing thoughts or fears that drive repetitive behaviors.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Typically emerges after experiencing a distressing or traumatic event, manifesting as flashbacks, panic attacks, or heightened anxiety triggered by reminders of the traumatic incident.

How Are They Different?

The primary distinction between depression and anxiety lies in their respective symptoms. Depression is characterized by a sustained sense of sadness, often accompanied by a loss of energy and a disinterest in activities that were once enjoyable. In more severe cases, individuals with depression may contemplate self-harm.

On the other hand, anxiety revolves around an overwhelming fear or worry that feels beyond one's control. Depending on the specific type of anxiety disorder, this anxiety can manifest during routine activities, such as meeting new people or facing specific situations.

Depression & Anxiety Treatments

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If you’re thinking about hurting yourself, or if you know someone who’s in danger of suicide, call or text the national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. Trained counselors are available 24/7 and can offer help and resources for you and your loved ones.

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