Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. However, while anxiety is highly treatable, only one-third of those suffering seek treatment.

Many people experience anxiety in the form of excessive worry and fear, leading to a variety of both physical and mental symptoms. Physical problems may include stomach problems, dizziness, muscle tension, headaches, rapid breathing, dizziness, change in appetite and trouble sleeping among others. Psychological symptoms include impending doom, chronic nervousness, restlessness, irritability/anger, rumination or excessive thoughts and sleeplessness.

At Clarity Clinic, our therapists are experienced in research-based interventions to help with the treatment of anxiety, including Cognitive-Behavior Therapies and Mindful-Based Stress Reduction techniques, working with clients to identify different ways to think, behave and react to anxiety-prone situations.

Depression

Depression is a treatable mood disorder that provokes feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and hopelessness. Just like other medical conditions such as diabetes or high-blood pressures, you can’t just “snap out of it” and make yourself “happy.” Depression is often triggered by stressful events such as a divorce or the death of a loved one and can last for long periods of time. Symptoms of depression can include prolonged sadness, anger/irritability, pessimism or indifference, loss of energy, and feelings of worthlessness.

Depression can also provoke recurring thoughts of death or suicide. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273 TALK (8255).

Clarity Clinic specializes in the treatment of depression utilizing research-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy to help clients identify negative beliefs and thoughts and help redirect to more positive, healthy thinking.