Occasional sadness and anxiety are a normal part of life.
Some people, however, experience intense sadness or anxiety, such that it starts disturbing their schoolwork, job performance, and even relationships. They have what is called major depression or anxiety disorder.
The symptoms of major depression include lingering sadness or irritability, loss of motivation and zest for living, a pessimistic or worrisome attitude, changes in sleep pattern, changes in appetite and energy level, lower self-worth, poor concentration, forgetfulness and thoughts of death or suicide.
Anxiety disorders, on the other hand, manifest in palpitations, breathing difficulties, cold sweat, dizziness or light-headedness, body weakness, tremors, digestive system problems, the sense of panic or uneasiness, fears of going crazy, losing control and being seriously ill.
The treatment package for major depression and anxiety disorder includes medication, talk therapy, stress management techniques, nutritional supplementation and lifestyle changes. On medication alone, significant improvement is usually seen in two to three weeks of taking the right dose. The “right medication” is one that is effective, nonhabit forming, and without side effects.
Randy Dellosa, a renowned Filipino expert in the treatment of major depression and anxiety disorder, can help people suffering from such symptoms. He is the only Filipino who is a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, life coach and wellness specialist.
He also does acupuncture, mind spa therapy and hypnotherapy for depressed, anxious clients.
Randy Dellosa Wellness Center is at 105 Scout Rallos St., Quezon City.
Visit randydellosa.com or call 4156529 or 4157964.