Are you feeling like something is wrong with you? Do you feel unhappy and down? Is it hard to sleep, or do you sleep too much? Does it seem like you have no energy, and can't concentrate? Does it seem like there's no joy in your life, you don't want to do anything, and it's hard to get out of bed in the morning? Do you feel fearful, nervous, uptight, and on edge? Are there times when all of a sudden it is hard to breathe, your heart is racing, you begin to sweat, and your mind is racing? Are you irritable and do you have a hard time controlling your anger? Is there just too much stress in your life right now?
If this sounds like you, you may be experiencing depression or anxiety. Did you know that mental disorders are common? About one in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder each year. The most common are depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders. Each year about 21 million American adults suffer from depressive disorders, and about 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder. About 30 million American adults have both.
And, did you know that most mental disorders are highly treatable? People who get therapy get better.
If you, your spouse, your child, or someone you know is having trouble coping with depression, anxiety, or other mental disorders such as bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive thoughts, post traumatic stress, or childhood disorders such as attention deficit disorder, you want professional expertise in your corner.