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Depression and Anxiety

“You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I struggled with severe anxiety and depression, and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know.” – Lili Reinhart

What Is Depression?

According to the American Psychiatric Association, Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease your ability to function at work and home. Fortunately, it is also treatable.

What is Anxiety?

According to MedlinePlus, Anxiety is a feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness. It might cause you to sweat, feel restless and tense, and have a rapid heartbeat. It can be a normal stress reaction. For example, you might feel anxious when faced with a complex problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. It can help you to cope. The anxiety may give you a boost of energy or help you focus. But for people with anxiety disorders, the fear is not temporary and can be overwhelming.

Depression symptoms can include:

  • Feeling helpless or hopeless when it comes to your life.
  • Losing interest or withdrawing from your favorite hobbies.
  • Lack of energy and increased amount of sleep.
  • Abrupt changes in your appetite.
  • Feeling like you are no longer in control of your emotions.
  • Looking at death as an escape.

Types of anxiety disorders:

  • Agoraphobia
  • An anxiety disorder that is caused by a medical condition.
  • Generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Panic disorder.
  • Selective mutism.
  • Separation anxiety disorder.
  • Social anxiety disorder.
  • Phobias.
  • Substance-induced anxiety disorder.
  • Other specified anxiety disorders and unspecified anxiety disorders.

Other depression symptoms can include:

  • Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry.
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems.
  • Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety.
  • Feeling nervous, restless, or tense.
  • Having an increased heart rate.
  • Trembling.
Treatment for Depression in Hawaii

Depression & Anxiety in the United States

Major depressive disorder affects approximately 17.3 million American adults, or about 7.1% of the U.S. population age 18 and older, each year.

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 18.1% of the population every year.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America states that t’s not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
with alcohol use disorder.

At Maui Recovery, We Strive to Help Clients Cope and Realize the Roots of Depression and Anxiety in Their Life.

As with anything else, the treatment for depression and anxiety will be tailored to the specific needs of everyone. We make sure that we help the individual manage and reduce the symptoms of each of these disorders simultaneously.

If the individual is struggling with both depression and anxiety, the treatment for both will start simultaneously because it will be difficult to tell which set of symptoms are predominant.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT is a form of psychotherapy that is categorized as “solutions-oriented.” Its focus is to modify any dysfunctional thoughts, emotions, or behaviors.

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Equine Therapy

Horses serve as an emotional mirror. If you approach them with fear, they will inevitably become frightened. On the other hand, greet them with confidence and love, and they will be put at ease.

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When you choose Maui Recovery, you will get something authentic, genuine, intimate, and something that works.

Here at Maui Recovery, we believe that every individual has the power to grow and flourish in their life regardless of what they are currently struggling with. We strongly believe that once the individual can break down the walls of any past trauma and is willing to accept change, the root cause of the issue can be addressed, and the healing process can truly begin. By focusing on the sources of depression and anxiety, we can teach them that it does not define their life or who they are.

Maui Recovery is a holistically oriented counseling and wellness center that offers comprehensive services and treatment to clients and their families struggling with mental health disorders. Our team of friendly, compassionate, and adept specialists strive to ensure you receive the care and help you need and deserve. Our experienced team keeps our clients on track in their mental health healing and recovery process.

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