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Being able to accept things as they are doesn’t mean it’s ok. But acknowledging the way things are gives you the strength and the motivation to change things for the better.
~Lavinia Ruckes - Ekong, L.M.S.W

Those who suffer from depression are unhappy because their current situation is different from their ideal situation. Being able to accept things as they are doesn’t mean it’s ok. But acknowledging the way things are gives you the strength and the motivation to change things for the better.

Some symptoms of depression and anxiety include:

  • Being down in the dumps most of the day, more days than not
  • Significant changes in eating habits (Loss of appetite or overeating)
  • Losing interest in sex
  • Not wanting to talk or socialize with family or friends
  • Insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Feeling nervous, keyed up, and on edge
  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle tension
  • Difficulty concentrating or a sense of your mind going blank
  • Shortness of breath
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort or diarrhea
  • Racing thoughts
  • Fear of physical illnesses or heart attacks or dying

Women are prone to depression after giving birth due to hormonal changes and childcare demands. Women who experience depression after giving birth which lasts longer than 2 - 3 weeks should seek treatment.

If you have experienced some of these symptoms within the last two weeks, call Ekong Counseling Center today!

Read more about Generalized Anxiety Disorder here.

For more information about depression, click here.

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