Do you often find yourself in a grueling state, even without any reason? Or is it that your Insomnia holds you up all night while abrupt sleeping patterns won’t let you out of bed the whole day? Are
you running out of lame excuses to skip all the social gatherings and isolate yourself? Because social anxiety would force you to bear the unprecedented torture otherwise.
Urgh! We know that feeling! It most likely feels when you’re suffering from depression or anxiety. You must have heard of them uncountable times. Still, it could be unusual for you to perceive that
you’re going through any of the conditions. Hence, seeking timely help becomes a challenge in such scenarios when you have little to no prior knowledge of mental illnesses.
Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health illnesses in Canada of all time. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the stats achieved a new height. A national
survey performed by Mental Health Research Canada in 2021 reported, 4-10% of individuals suffering from depression more than doubled, and 5-20% of them complained of high quadrupled
Several studies suggest that depression and anxiety are often left undiagnosed and under-treated. Most of the time, the reason lies in patient’s inconvenience at the physician’s clinic. Since mentally
disturbed patients find it hard to actually get out of their safe-zone and seek help. And by safe-zone, I mean their self-perceived sense of security in isolation!
Sometimes there are people aged 80 and over who don’t find it comfortable to visit a clinic due to physical dysfunction or lack of self-discipline.
Telemedicine comes as an ultimate relief in such challenging conditions, connecting patients to healthcare providers via innovative telecommunication technologies.
KnowMediQ came into being with the same aim to provide accessible healthcare facilities in the province of Quebec and areas surrounding Montreal. By far, the best place in the entire Quebec
province to seek help with almost all mental and physical health disciplines is KnowMediQ.
Diving a bit deeper into what depression and anxiety feel like, let’s get some more insight into it.
Regardless of age, gender and race, everyone is susceptible to depression and anxiety based on their life circumstances and medical history.
If you are suffering from depression or anxiety and are eager to find a way out, this is the perfect spot for you.
This article will educate you more about depression and anxiety by drawing a detailed image of its symptoms and providing tips for healthier practices to help you reverse it.
Symptoms of Depression:
Having five or more of the following symptoms daily for two weeks or more is considered a major
- Agitated state of mind.
- Sleep problems such as Insomnia (sleeping too little), Hypersomnia (sleeping too much), or sleeping primarily during the day.
- Unwillingness, such as a lack of interest in something you used to love or a lack of motivation
- Excessive anxiety or absurdly poor and low self-esteem
- Drastically decreased concentration, resulting in a significant drop in grades or efficiency.
- Changes in appetite and eating disorders
- Panic attacks regularly, frustration, and extreme anxiety.
- Suicidal thoughts and unusual practices such as self-harm, cutting, or burning yourself intentionally.
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, RUN for your well-being, sweetie! It’s at the stake
of growing into an unwelcomed major depressive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder.
In case you’ve already consulted the professionals and want to manage your symptoms, the following coping strategies can benefit you the best.
Ways to Cope with Depression & Anxiety:
Taking the first move is often the most difficult be it heading for a walk or getting up and dancing. Yet, the task becomes incredibly simple and convenient when you finally gather the courage to get
up and set down your path.
- Don’t be a Couch Potato:
Binge-watching your favorite season is fun and all, but at the expense of your health? No way! Also, isn’t it what we have been doing throughout the quarantine
period? It’s time you take your health seriously. Get up from that comfy couch and get running!
A study by Harvard Medical School shows that exercise is an all-natural treatment for depression that is more effective than medications.
Exercise not only promotes serotonin, endorphins, and other happy brain hormones’ production but also stimulates the development of new brain cells and associations just like antidepressants. The
best part is that you do not have to qualify for a marathon to enjoy the rewards. Even a half-hour regular stroll may have a significant impact. Your daily aim should be half to one hour of physical
exercise for the best outcome.
Your brain is what you EAT:
Eating healthy is essential for both your physical and mental health. Consuming proper, well-balanced meals during the day can help you maintain your stamina
and reduce mood swings.
Though, other than a balanced diet, there are certain nutrients needed for mental well-being. A study published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry says that people, who are
deficient in essential vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety.
Don’t endure the pain in isolation:
Jotting down these practices only aims to help you manage when it’s manageable. Remember that this won’t work every time, and you’d need to seek professional help sooner or later. Consult the
best healthcare professionals at KnowMediQ to get optimal results, that too, in the comfort of your home.
As said before, the first step is always the hardest, but it eventually gets better. First, of course, your loved ones care for you and wish to assist
you. But if you do not feel like connecting with anyone around, it’s time you need professional assistance.
KnowMediQ has got your back and is always by your side. We know doctors are boring and you don’t want to see them (we also hope you don’t
have to see them often), but healthcare professionals at KnowMediQ are as cordial as friends (good ones of course!)
It intends to provide Quebec residents and those residing around Montreal convenient access to healthcare and well-being care at home. Our telemedicine network connects you to the best-trained
healthcare providers in primary care, laboratory services, physical healthcare, and, most notably, emotional well-being care. You will have the fittest healthcare consultation without spending time
and resources on unnecessary formalities. You can take advantage of all of KnowMediQ’s incredible services simply by sitting at home.
Our team of professionals includes psychotherapists, nurses, pharmacists, fitness trainers, care attendants, yoga teachers, life coaches, and whatnot. You name it, and we have it!
Book your appointment with KnowMediQ now and get the support with the most efficient telemedicine network in the province of Quebec, especially in Montreal.
Yours Truly, KnowMediQ’s Team