If you can answer “Yes” to five or more of these questions, you could be suffering from clinical depression. It is important for you to seek out the help of a medical professional whether that be a doctor or a therapist. There are many medications out there that can help with depression.
I always tried to deny my own depression, but once I began taking an anti-depressant, I couldn’t believe what a difference that one pill a day made! It gave me freedom from the “black hole” I had fallen into and helped me enjoy life again, so if you think you are depressed, ACT NOW! You deserve to be happy!
But this book is about stress and anxiety, so let’s see if you are overly stressed out. Ask yourself the following:
1. Do you worry constantly and cycle with negative self- talk?
Do you have difficulty concentrating?
Do you get mad and react easily?
Do you have recurring neck or headaches?
Do you grind your teeth?
Do you frequently feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed?
Do you feed your stress with unhealthy habits-eating or drinking excessively, smoking, arguing, or avoiding yourself and life in other ways?
Do small pleasures fail to satisfy you?
Do you experience flashes of anger over a minor problem?