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Why change?

4 Facts in 4 Areas

Anxiety

  • 1. Physical
    • Heart racing
    • Breathing changes
    • Feeling sick
    • Shaky legs and body
  • 2. Thoughts
    • Racing thoughts, usually scary
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Constantly predicting the worst
    • Over thinking
  • 3. Behaviours
    • Avoidance of doing things that create anxiety
    • Agitation
    • Getting into arguments and fights more often
    • Checking behaviours
  • 4. Emotional
    • Feeling frightened or panicky
    • ‘short fuse’ – getting irritable and angry easily
    • Tearful
    • Other people’s emotions affecting you more easily

Depression

  • 1. Physical
    • Sleep changes
    • Appetite changes
    • Slowed down
    • extreme tiredness
  • 2. Thoughts
    • Negative thoughts
    • Concentration problems
    • Lack of interest
    • Slowed down thinking
  • 3. Behaviours
    • Lack of engagement
    • Quiet and withdrawn
    • May self harm
    • May misuse alcohol
  • 4. Emotional
    • Feeling sad
    • Feeling numb
    • Feeling hopeless
    • Feeling overwhelmed