Anxiety and Depression: Why You Might Need To See a Psychiatrist

If you’ve been living with mental health issues for a long time, it can be easy to get caught in the trap of just trying to get through each day. However, we want to help you discover how to go beyond merely surviving and truly thrive. Seeing a psychiatrist is an important step in your healing journey. 

Our psychiatrists at Thriving Lane provide online counseling for women from all walks of life. Whether you just started college, became a new mother, lost a loved one, or recently became an empty nester, our compassionate psychiatrists are here to walk you through life’s many transitions and come to your aid when issues arise.   

Are Depression and Anxiety More Common In Women? 

Depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental health issues affecting women. Approximately one in eight women develops clinical depression in their lifetime. It is most common in women aged 25 to 44 and can be contributed to multiple factors, including genetics, lifestyle, life events, hormonal changes, and others. Women are twice as likely to experience depression compared to men, and less than half of women who have depression seek treatment. 

Anxiety is very common in both men and women and affects approximately 1 out of 5 adults in the United States. Like depression, women are twice as likely to experience anxiety compared to men. There are several different types of anxiety disorders that can affect women including: 

How Do I Know If I Need Therapy? 

Choosing to go to therapy is a very personal decision that no one can make for you. Truthfully, everyone, regardless of their mental health status, could benefit from going to therapy. However, if you are living with severe anxiety or depression, seeing a psychiatrist can significantly change the outlook of your life. It can improve your relationships, completely, alter your brain’s way of thinking, help you identify triggers and develop methods for coping, and provide you with practical tools for handling depressive or anxiety episodes.  

Thriving Lane services are available in Florida, Georgia, Alaska, Minnesota, and Nebraska. Connect with us in Tampa, Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Atlanta, Athens, Macon, Alpharet-ta, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Sitka, Minneapolis, Nebraska, Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue. 

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