Support for Anxiety and Depression


Anxiety and Depression

People experiencing anxiety and depression can feel isolated and alone, but they aren’t. Depression affects 15 million people in the United States each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million people annually, says the Anxiety Disorder Association of America. This guide will help you understand these disorders, learn about the many available treatment options and reassure you that you aren’t alone.

What are Anxiety and Depression?

For years, many people believed depression was just feeling sad or out of sorts, and anxious people ... read more »

Anxiety and Depression Risk Factors

No one is immune to depression or anxiety, but certain groups, such as teens, the elderly and new ... read more »

Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

If you’re having trouble managing your emotions but aren’t sure if it’s temporary ... read more »

Anxiety and Depression Treatment

There are many types of depression and anxiety, so there isn’t one treatment that will help ... read more »

Finding a Therapist to Treat Anxiety or Depression

Finding a counselor or therapist isn’t always easy and may call for some detective work. Not ... read more »

Depression and Anxiety Crisis Hotlines

In this section, you’ll find some Web sites that provide 24-hour a day, 7-days a week ... read more »

Support for Anxiety and Depression

It’s easy to feel alone when you’re battling a mental illness like depression or anxiety. There are times when you just need to connect with someone who has been there and understands what you need, be it a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen or even a reality check. This section provides sites that have online support groups and newsletters you can have delivered to your e-mail box.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • When looking for sites that provide support, be sure that there are no hidden agendas or promises for getting well quickly if you buy their products or send money.
  • Moderated support groups on the Web are groups that are supervised, usually by someone who either has gone through the same issues as the posters, or someone who has worked in the field. Check the board’s “About Us” section or click on the moderator to learn more.
  • Be wary of people touting remedies or medications in online forums. Remember that what works for one person may not be the best for another. If you’re interested in a specific treatment or medication, discuss it with your mental health practitioner.

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Anxiety and Depression News and Research

Research is ongoing to try to find ways to manage these two groups of mental illness. This section ... read more »

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