Suffering from Depression or Anxiety? No? Are You Sure?

We don’t know about your country but in ours anxiety and depression run rampant (we’ve heard rumors that even pets like cats, dogs and guinea-pigs suffer from depression here).

An estimated 40 million suffer from anxiety and 21 million from depression in the U.S.

Here are some signs of anxiety and depression – feelings of being down or blue, phobias, uncontrollable worrying, poor concentration, loss of pleasure, sleeping problems, panic attacks, unexplainable aches, pains or headaches, obsessions, rituals and ongoing feelings of nervousness or tension.

Visit the mental health advocacy association Freedom From Fear web site for a free self-screening test to see if you suffer from depression or anxiety.

3 Responses to "Suffering from Depression or Anxiety? No? Are You Sure?"

  1. boopalanj   April 29, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Off the topic:
    What are the control measures taken for Swine flu? Responds:

    1. The U.S. has just reported its first Swine fatality – a 23-month-old child in Texas.

    2. You write: What are the control measures taken for Swine flu?

    This is what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Recommends:

    What You Can Do to Stay Healthy

    There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy.

    * Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
    * Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
    * Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

    Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

    * Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
    * If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

    We are trying to stay away from places where there are bound to be large numbers of people.

  2. Vasan   April 29, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Good that you have stopped worrying about INDIA and focusing on US problems…this suits you very well,keep it up. Responds:

    Mera Bharat Mahaan.

  3. allwin   April 29, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    after all your insults on indians you have no right to say ‘mera bharat mahan’.. r u telling this for fun? u deseve to say ‘gora american [trash talk] appadina inime eluthu. Responds:

    God, when will this schmuck learn to write in English.

    No Tamil unless you provide the English translation in parenthesis.

    And cut out the trash.

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