To relieve anxiety without medication, identify your stressors and change your thinking. Reduce your anxiety with help from a practicing psychotherapist in this free video on anxiety and depression.
Expert: Dr David Thomas
Bio: Dr. David Thomas has been certified as a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida since 1986 and a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors since 1987.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Series Description: Anxiety and depression can be relieved by changing the way you think about your situation or seeing a psychiatrist for medications. Learn to live with anxiety and depression with help from a practicing psychotherapist in this free video series on anxiety and depression.
I AM BIPOLAR 1 SEVERE! WITH SEVERAL OTHER DISABILITIES!
I STOPPED TAKING MEDS COMPLETELY A YEAR AGO DUE TO THE SIDE EFFECTS OF MY MEDS! I SERIOUSLY THOUGHT I COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT THEM! I WAS STILL UNHAPPY! I AM DOING SO MUCH BETTER THOUGH! I TURNED MY DISABILITIES INTO A BENEFIT LOOK AT MY YOUTUBE ACCOUNT VIDS! I CAN MULTI TASK WITH EASE! YOU JUST NEED TO DO STUFF YOU LIKE! I LISTEN TO MUSIC! I FEEL GREAT WITHOUT MEDS; I HAVE NO FRIENDS I DO HAVE 1 COUSIN I TALK TO SHE IS MY HERO! <3~
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.