Everyone experiences the symptoms of anxiety and depression in their own unique way. They will have different root causes for the illness occurring and different levels of severity when experiencing symptoms. So, the type of help, treatment and support needed will vary from person to person.
To treat anxiety and depression effectively, it is important that individuals find out as much as they can about their condition. They must become informed, through speaking with their doctor or mental health professional, about the treatment options available and tailor these options to best match their needs.
Regardless of the type of treatment required, the first step to getting help should always be your doctor. Your doctor can determine if there is an underlying medical reason for your anxiety or depression and help create a treatment programme involving some or all of the treatments outlined here.