Anxiety and Depression Are Symptoms, Not Diseases
It is very common when I first encounter a client struggling with mental health issues that they report their problem is that they feel anxious or depressed. Here is a typical exchange: Me: So, can you share with me what brings you in? Client: Well, I have not been feeling good. I have these low moods that I can’t shake off. I want to stop feeling depressed. Me: What is it that gets you feeling depressed? Client: I don’t know. Nothing really. It just comes out of the blue...