People who suffer from anxiety and panic disorders often experience intense, sustained fear, and nervousness. Depression is characterized by persistent unhappiness, hopelessness, loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities, and fatigue. Various issues can arise from either of these disorders, including low motivation, substance abuse, sexual addiction, and health problems.

Sex Addiction with Depression and Anxiety

Therapies utilized to treat anxiety or depression depends on the type and severity of symptoms, as well as any possible causes. At Gentle Path at the Meadows men are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their feelings, behaviors, and recovery.

Prolonged depression can be debilitating and take a toll on a person’s well being. Depression is caused by many factors, most involving trauma of some type. If left untreated, depression can severely impact the quality of – or even ruin – an individual’s life.

What are the effects of depression?

Depression is often expressed as persistent:

  • Unhappiness
  • Hopelessness
  • Loss of interest and/or pleasure in usual activities
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Insomnia or oversleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety

Individuals suffering from depression often lack the motivation to get out of bed. Since depression causes individuals to feel as if they are carrying a burden no one else can comprehend, those suffering from the disorder tend to isolate themselves from their loved ones and trusted friends. While depression is overwhelming, there is hope. Even the most severe and complicated cases of depression are treatable. With proper care, individuals can enjoy a life free from depression.

What are the effects of anxiety disorders?

Symptoms of anxiety disorders include:

  • Pounding heart
  • Sweating, stomach upset, or dizziness
  • Frequent urination or diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tremors and twitching
  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Sadness
  • Low motivation
  • Substance abuse

Individuals with panic disorder are likely to avoid crowded public areas, such as shopping malls or airplanes. Some associate their frequent panic attacks with a specific location, such as a bridge, building, or railroad tracks.

Discover a Life Beyond Depression and Anxiety

We are a Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility licensed for 28 beds dedicated only to those who suffer from sexual addictions and co-occurring issues. We offer the highest level of care dedicated exclusively to men suffering from sexual addictions and are accredited by The Joint Commission which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safe, high-quality treatment. Patients can be assured they are receiving outstanding care at Gentle Path at The Meadows. To learn more about Gentle Path at The Meadows, visit us here or feel free to call 855-333-6076 to find out how we can help.