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Why change?

Why change? 2018-04-07T10:58:07+00:00

Anxiety

1. Physical

  • Heart racing
  • Breathing changes
  • Feeling sick
  • Shaky legs and body

2. Thoughts

  • Racing thoughts, usually scary
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Constantly predicting the worst
  • Over thinking

3. Behaviours

  • Avoidance of doing things that create anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Getting into arguments and fights more often
  • Checking behaviours

4. Emotional

  • Feeling frightened or panicky
  • ‘Short fuse’ – getting irritable and angry easily
  • Tearful
  • Other people’s emotions affecting you more easily

Depression

1. Physical

  • Sleep changes
  • Appetite changes
  • Slowed down
  • Extreme tiredness

2. Thoughts

  • Negative thoughts
  • Concentration problems
  • Lack of interest
  • Slowed down thinking

3. Behaviours

  • Lack of engagement
  • Quiet and withdrawn
  • May self-harm
  • May misuse alcohol

4. Emotional

  • Feeling sad
  • Feeling numb
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Feeling overwhelmed

Depression & Anxiety

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