Anxiety & Depression:

Helpful Information on Anxiety----

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work and relationships. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. (National Institute of Mental Health)

 

Anxiety Disorders (Signs and Symptoms, Risk Factors, etc)

Helpful Information on Depression---

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think and handle daily activities such as sleeping, eating or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. Some forms of depression are slightly different, or they may develop under unique circumstances. (National Institute of Mental Health)

 

Depression (Definitions of Various Forms of Depression, Signs and Symptoms, etc. from the National Institutes of Health)

Teenage Depression Fact Sheet from save.org

 

Anxiety & Depression Helpful Websites

 

Help Guide

Kids Health

Mayo Clinic

Mental Health America

MentalHealth.gov

National Institute of Mental Health

Worry Wise Kids

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