How to Prevent Anxiety and Depression?
The grief that the country experiences, such as major natural disasters, epidemics, traumas and earthquakes, can cause many people to worry about the future and experience depression.
The feeling of depression touches people deeply, making them feel helpless and hopeless. Anxiety, on the other hand, often causes palpitations, a feeling of depression, a feeling that something bad is about to happen. When depression and anxiety diagnoses converge, the symptoms are more severe, the illness disrupts daily life more, it becomes more difficult to find the right treatment and the risk of suicide is higher.
Like all natural disasters, earthquakes can be associated with many psychiatric disorders. These include acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. But panic attacks, panic disorder, other anxiety disorders, depression and problematic grief reactions can also be experienced.
Immediately after the earthquake, the person may experience symptoms such as being extremely scared, not knowing what they are doing, not being able to feel their emotions, not being able to react, not fully perceiving the environment or situation. The fear of death, which suddenly strikes the person, can cause a feeling of helplessness and panic in the person.
Suggestions for people experiencing both troubling conditions together can be listed as follows:
Making an earthquake bag will reduce your anxiety, but avoid reminding yourself of the earthquake every second by holding the earthquake bag in front of your eyes. Listening to relaxing music, breathing exercises, and relaxation exercises are helpful methods for relieving anxiety and depression.
You need to focus on your desire to really overcome this anxiety and depression. Your faith is the most important factor in overcoming this phobia.
Don’t suppress your fear, don’t put your experiences in for fear that you won’t be understood. Share and get moral support from your environment to find solutions.
You need to research treatment methods and start treatment as soon as possible to get rid of this situation that is negatively affecting your life.
If you are concerned about earthquakes, attending a training session and raising awareness for them will make you stronger against your fear.
Set small goals and focus on small steps. Dealing with the symptoms of depression and anxiety during the day is hard enough as it is. It may seem impossible to achieve more than that. Successfully taking small steps in the right direction will restore your self-confidence. Make small short-term plans to plan your day, take care of yourself, and take care of your chores and family responsibilities. It’s like planning just one day, or just focusing on one task and getting another on the agenda.
Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies allow you to start testing your realistic beliefs and thoughts about a possible earthquake and start thinking more realistically instead. In this way, the emotional, physical, and mental symptoms of anxiety will subside and avoidance behaviors will decrease or even end over time.