Today our topic is most searchable on google and most the youth with Anxiety or Depression. Interesting topic? As we all know how many Indian youths are depressed or anxious and do not cope with them. So let’s start and know what is Anxiety or Depression? And what is different between them/both and most importantly how to cope with them?
First of all, I am going to tell you about Anxiety. What is actually the meaning of Anxiety?
Anxiety is basically a feeling, feeling of fear, weakness, tiredness and feeling uneasy like can’t breathe properly. Now you know what is Anxiety. Here is a question raised then what is depression both are the same are different. Lets me tell you that both are not the same Depression is a mood disorder or emotional state that is like feeling low, and unable to enjoy life, self-doubt and living in guilt. According to the Indian Journal of Psychiatry in 2019 even before the pandemic time at a minimum 50 million children in affected with mental health issues and 85% were unable to overcome that.
Common anxiety signs and symptoms include:
- Feeling nervous
- A loss of interest
- Panic attack
- A lack of energy
- Can’t control things
There is some type of anxiety disorder like Panic disorder, Social anxiety disorder, Generalised anxiety disorder and Phobias.
Common Depression signs and symptoms include:
- Feeling uneasy or restlessness
- Overeating or less than you used to
- Hypersomnia or insomnia – Sleeping problem
- Trouble thinking or concentrating
- Social anxiety
- Increase in purposeless physical activity
- Less or slowly talking
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Thoughts of death or suicide
There are some major depression disorders you know about that Major Depressive Disorder. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a mood disorder or of them Dysthymiais like that you are going always down and it’s more than two years. Bipolar Disorder-(mania & intense euphoria), Psychotic Depression-(struggle with depression and also going far from reality), Postpartum Depression & Seasonal Affective Disorder, it is a type of depression which is coming and goes seasonally, A person experiences most of the following symptoms for two weeks or more than two weeks.
Now you are going to talk about that how and whom can help you when you are facing these kinds of problems in your life so at that time how can you help yourself? and Can you share these things with someone or not? and also who can help you?
Here are lots of questions in your mind but without answer. No worry, I am here to give you all kinds of questions to answer one by one.
How to Cope With Anxiety and Depression
Analyse your feelings and thoughts – Spend time with yourself and enjoy your own company Here we need to understand that we should have to know our right feelings and thoughts. You can write in your diary or you can talk to yourself ask yourself and clear your doubts from yourself. It is sound filmy or mad but by doing this activity you can clear it. Accept the things try to forget yourself and learn from mistakes and move on ASAP.
Pleasant Events –
During this kind of period people are avoiding going anywhere they are not giving themselves permission for that butDon’t wait to come in your mood. Try to attend events and function whether your mood is good or not because once you visit the event or anywhere your feeling and mood can change in a positive way and it happens when you try to keep your attitude positive and try to be grateful and being thankful.
Set your goals – Try to remember your goals and work on them. You need to understand here that comparison to your peers or with someone is not good. Always try to be the best version of yourself. Try to set small goals and after achieving give a treat or do something special like you can eat ice cream or chocolate also you can eat or what you want.
Also when you are not achieving your goals you can think about that why you are not achieving them and which things are distracting you and then try to solve or find the solution rather than regretting or thinking I am worthless. I am not achieving my today target I can’t do that etc. In this situation try to think less and take action more by doing a study or practising it.
Stay active – As we all suffer these things in our life at least once times so we all know that during this period we become lazy or don’t want to participate more in different activities but try to participate in activities that you can enjoy and that make you feel good about ourselves. Enjoy social interaction and caring relationships, which can overcome your worries.
Also, sleep well and focus on your diet as well. Sleeping on time and eating as well these little things affect more.
Avoid alcohol or drug use – Don’t make any bad habits and don’t allow yourself for that also don’t take alcohol and drug, using drugs or alcohol can cause or worsen anxiety. If you are addicted to these substances, quitting can make you anxious. If you can’t quit on your own, or find support from a group or friend to help you.
Get help early – You can take help from a trustworthy person you have to believe that person only can understand your problems and help to come out that feelings or situation Anxiety, like many other mental health conditions, can be harder to treat if you wait.
There is nothing impossible for those who will try. So always try to do and don’t expect more from anyone or anything. Don’t worry about something much that you are going through depression because if there is a problem so it is also having a solution to focus on the solution, not the problem.
Here I am going to give some tips which I am also following and want that you should also follow that. First of all, keep your journal (Diary) and write your feeling or thoughts. Second, read some non-syllabus books like – 13 things mentally strong people do, Attitude is everything, religion books and blogs.
I hope you love reading this topic and that it’s helping you. If you have any queries or questions you can go to the comment section. I love to reply to your questions.