Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental illnesses in the world. One in every five adolescents is diagnosed with either of the two diseases. At the same time, a large portion of the global population has gone undiagnosed and unreported. The mental stigma that goes around is still very much prevalent to this day, to the point that these people with anxiety and depression are prejudiced. Although they may vary in intensity and duration, people who suffer from either of the two are prone to more physical illnesses. It is, therefore, imperative for us to learn about them in order to prevent, help, and even treat people that we know of with these things.
There are many ways to relieve anxiety and depression; physical activities, therapy, and even supplements such as CBD gummies may help. However, before we discuss such treatment and relief activities, let’s first tackle what anxiety and depression really are.
What is anxiety? Is it different from depression?
The answer to the second question is yes, very much so. Firstly, anxiety is a state of mind that is constantly in unrest, unease, and worry. Most of the time, you’re unaware of what you’re worrying about. This constant stress on your mind through worrying causes your whole body, physical and mental alike, to go into disarray.
Depression, on the other hand, is a level of sadness that incapacitates you from even being functional in society. It’s a deeper level of intense sadness that could cause you to be apathetic, not willing to move, or not finding the energy to even get out of your bed. It’s very important to know these things, as you might be able to help people (or even yourself) if you know their symptoms.
Exercising with any physical routine will help you as compared to not doing anything at all. Exercise can come in many forms; aerobic, strength, playing sports such as basketball and swimming or even simply walking. There are times when you’re very anxious or depressed that you really can’t do anything too demanding. Simply walking around the block would help tremendously. This is because your body produces endorphins whenever you work out. Endorphins are hormones that tell your body to relax, relieve stress, and feel a state of well-being and ‘wellness.’ If you’re anxious or simply too worried about your life, then physically moving will do just fine.
Sometimes, there are moments when anxiety and depression get really bad. When you can no longer do anything alone, it’s time to ask for help. Some professionals are equipped to help you, such as psychologists and counselors. These days, they are very easy to reach out to and avail of their services. These mental health professionals know best how to handle your situation, and they could tailor a therapy program that will guide you to being better. What’s cool is that these professional services could be available online nowadays. That means that you don’t necessarily have to leave the comfort of your home to start getting help.
The district of CBD and THC gummies has skyrocketed over the past few years. The industry saw many explosive innovations that led to high-quality and often coveted products. These kinds of products boast many health benefits. The most common benefit of CBD and THC is that they give you a sense of focus and stress relief. Such benefits would greatly help you relieve your anxious feelings. On the side of depression, there are potential benefits, but clinical results haven’t been totally shown yet. However, trying this avenue out surely won’t hurt!