Have you ever feel depressed and anxious? Well, I’m sure you have or if not, then you’re not a human. Anxiety and depression are normal in human life. Someone said to me that l have to live and accept the fact that life will full of troubles and that’s what makes our lives colorful.
When people faced a problem, there will be depression and anxiety creeping in inside their feeling. But then again anxiety is keeping us alert to live our life. But the problems persist if the anxiety becomes overwhelming.
Anxiety and depression have similar symptoms. If you feel anxiety you’ll feel depression and if you feel depression you feel anxiety too. But these two disorders need different treatment. So now we will talk about the cause and the treatment of anxiety and depression.
Causes of Anxiety Disorders
This brain disorder is a combination results from genetic, behavior, development, lifestyle and environment factors. The key actors from anxiety and depression are several brain parts such as the amygdale, hippocampus, basal ganglia, and striatum.
Anxiety disorder can be caused by experienced such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. If someone experiences some kind of trauma such as kidnapping, being raped, car accident etc. They could have an anxiety disorder.
Another cause is genetic. Some studies find that genes play a role in anxiety disorder. Though it can’t alone explain why anxiety disorder happens. They still study the connection between genetic and experience. Do the two combinations cause the anxiety disorder or not? If they finally find the answer, they hope it will give clues to prevention and the treatment.
Human is a social well-being, they live in a certain environment. But how they environment reacts to them or them to the environment are very important to form human behavior. The social factors and life-changing have a big impact on human life. If something goes wrong it could probably cause the anxiety disorder too.
Causes of Depression
Depression is a disorder of the brain but the cause has not yet to be known precisely and research still continues to solve this mystery. But then again, the brain is the part of human body that’s still mysterious even to a great professor in this world.
Through modern technology in brain imaging, it is shown that when a person in depression stage, neurotransmitter chemicals that are used by the brain to communicate are out of balance. From this, we see that changes in brain structures and function linked to the depression
Treatment for Anxiety and Depression
So, the last part of this article is the treatment of anxiety and depression. Like I said earlier, these two disorders have similar symptoms but different treatment. Anxiety disorder has two types of treatment which are the medication types and psychotherapy. The medication types use antidepressant drugs such as MAOIs and propanol. While the psychotherapy, the patients get help from a trained mental health professional.
Meanwhile, for the depressive disorders, they use only medical treatment. The medications used for depression are given based on the symptoms of the patients have a physical examination by a physician.
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