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Title: Dealing with Anxiety and Depression (1:53)


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Dealing with Anxiety and Depression (153)
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Anxiety and depression are treatable mental
health problems.
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  • anxiety
  • emotions
  • depression
  • apathy

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Understanding Anxiety
Occasional anxiety is a normal, manageable
reaction to many short-term, stressful
situations.
Difficult emotions occur for a variety of
reasons, including hormonal changes, relationship
issues, grief, or stress.
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Understanding Anxiety
  • Brief feelings of anxiety are common and natural
    responses to stress.

anxiety
The condition of feeling uneasy or worried about
what may happen
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Coping with Anxiety
  • Stress-management techniques can help reduce
    anxiety.
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  • Usually, once the stressful situation is over, so
    is the anxiety it created.

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Understanding Depression
Depression can linger or be severe enough to
disrupt daily activities.
Depression is a serious condition that is
treatable.
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Understanding Depression
  • Depression is one of the most common mental
    health concerns among teens.

Depression
A prolonged feeling of helplessness,
hopelessness, and sadness
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Understanding Depression
Types of Depression
Major depression is intense and can last for
weeks or months.
Mild depression has less severe symptoms, but can
last for years.
Adjustment disorder is a reaction to a specific
life event.
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Understanding Depression
  • Depression can cause a person to withdraw and
    suffer alone.

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Understanding Depression
Warning Signs Of Depression
Persistent sad or irritable mood
Loss of energy
Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt
Significant change in appetite or body weight
Difficulty concentrating
Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
Physical signs of nervousness
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Causes and Effects of Depression
Depression can be caused by
psychological reasons, such as surviving a
traumatic event.
social reasons, such as living in poverty or in a
harmful environment.
physical reasons, such as a medical condition.
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Causes and Effects of Depression
Other Symptoms of Depression
Changes in Thinking
They may have self-destructive thoughts and
trouble concentrating and making decisions.
Changes in Feelings
They may be apathetic, sad, irritable, or angry.
They may become emotional, change their eating,
sleeping, or hygiene habits, and withdraw from
social situations.
Changes in Behavior
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Causes and Effects of Depression
  • People who are depressed may experience apathy.

Apathy
A lack of strong feeling, interest, or concern
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Getting Help for Depression
Depression is a treatable illness.
If you recognize signs of depression in yourself
or a friend, discuss your concerns with a trusted
adult.
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Getting Help for Depression
  • Health professionals can develop a
    depression-treatment plan that may include

making changes in the home or school environment
taking medication
counseling
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After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary
  1. Define the term anxiety.

The condition of feeling uneasy or worried about
what may happen
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After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary
  1. What are the causes of depression?

Physical reasons such as heredity, psychological
reasons such as surviving a traumatic event, and
environmental factors such as living in poverty
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After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary
  1. Describe changes in thinking that might be
    effects of depression.

Difficulty concentrating and making decisions,
forgetfulness, self-critical or self-destructive
thoughts
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