As anyone who struggles with anxiety knows, the daily impact can be debilitating. Between anxiety attacks and the depressive episodes that result, it can feel like our anxiety and depression control us.
While medical treatment can prove an essential part of coping with both mental conditions, natural remedies can also help us manage our chronic mental health symptoms.
The dynamic dual diagnosis
The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that about 60 percent of anxiety patients experience chronic depression. In fact, after an anxiety diagnosis, it's very common to receive a prescription for a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), commonly used to treat depression. Altering the serotonin levels of the brain can help to manage symptoms of both conditions.
Furthermore, when we have a chronic mental