Feelings Of Excessive Anxiety And Sadness For Weeks?
Feeling sad and anxious is actually a natural emotion and everyone must have experienced it. However, if feelings of sadness and anxiety are excessive, then this condition must be watched out for. The presence of excessive sadness and anxiety can interfere with daily activities, interfere with social relationships, and cause physical complaints.
Some conditions to watch out for can cause complaints of sadness and excessive anxiety, namely:
Depression: 3 main complaints, namely anergy (no energy, easily tired), anhedon (not interested in activities that used to be enjoyed), and decreased affect (feeling sad). Can be accompanied by other complaints in the form of feeling guilty, feeling useless, sleep disturbances, decreased appetite, not wanting to take care of yourself, reduced concentration, until the feeling of wanting to hurt yourself / suicide arises.
If you feel sad, excessive anxiety, and physical complaints for more than 2 weeks, I suggest that you consult a psychiatrist / psychiatrist or you can discuss with a psychologist first. The psychiatrist will conduct an examination to determine the condition of your mental status and provide appropriate treatment if needed. If a physical medical problem is found, the psychiatrist will refer to the relevant department so that joint treatment can be carried out. Some of the treatments given are behavioral therapy, antidepressant and antianxiety drugs. The type of treatment will be adjusted to your condition.
Meanwhile, you can try the following tips:
Get closer to God
Expand useful activities such as sports, social service
Avoid being alone in the room
Try to always be open-minded and optimistic
Share your problems with people you trust
Do relaxation and me time that you like
Ask for support from family and friends
Believe that you are not alone, that you are valuable, and that many people love you
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Thanks and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y