When assessing one’s health, mental health is an aspect which should be taken into consideration to ensure a comprehensive treatment plan to improve overall well-being. Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are prevalent in today’s society as our lives can be fast-paced, stressful, and demanding. While anxiety is beneficial in moderation, excessive anxiety can be detrimental to our health.
Anxiety is described as negative apprehension and tension about the future and symptoms include: excessive worrying which is difficult to control, restlessness, fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, irritability, muscle tension, and difficulty sleeping. Anxiety is also closely linked to depression, which can present as: feelings of worthlessness and helplessness, trouble concentrating, feelings of guilt, chronic pain, overeating or loss of appetite, persistent sadness or anxiety, and dig