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IGH Offers Counseling For Depression And Anxiety

Depression is a very treatable Condition!

Depression is not just "feeling blue" or "down in the dumps." It's a medical disorder that is very treatable, just like diabetes and blood pressure. The signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety are not always recognized by family, friends or even medical professionals. Depression affects your thoughts, feelings, physical health and behavior. Symptoms of depression may be caused by the death of a loved one, failing health, financial changes and other life events.

Symptoms of Depression

A loss of interest in things you once enjoyed
Feeling sad, blue, or down in the dumps
Feeling slowed down, restless or unable to set still
Changes in appetite, weight loss or gain
Thoughts of suicide and/or death
Sleeping too much or too little
Loss of energy or feeling tired most of the time
Difficulty concentrating, remembering, thinking or making decisions

Anxiety Statistics

Anxiety disorders affect approximately 40 million Americans over the age of 18 each year.
Anxiety disorders frequently co-occur with depressive disorder or substance abuse.
Anxiety frequently occurs with chronic medical problems.
Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.
Anxiety can be experienced both physically, such as upset stomach, headaches, insomnia and emotionally, such as feeling irritable or restless.

Depression and Anxiety are VERY TREATABLE! With a combination of therapy and medical care you can enjoy life again.

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For additional information on how to begin the counseling referral process, please contact us at Counseling or 432-639-2575 ext. 420 or 522.