When Anxiety Leads To Depression & Ultimately Brain Damage

When Anxiety Leads To Depression & Ultimately Brain Damage

The second thing that has become clear from New Neuropsychiatry research is that psychiatric disorders are bad for your brain. Study after study shows that clinical depression and anxiety disorders-not to mention severe conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and drug abuse-cause measurable changes in key areas of the brain. This isn't just an abstract issue, either: it is a serious and meaningful issue for people who have mood and anxiety disorders. Take depression as an example: common symptoms include mood changes (obviously) but also difficulty with cognitive functioning-trouble remembering things, difficulty making decisions, planning, setting priorities, and taking action. These are symptoms that every therapist, psychiatrist, and other medical doctor see on a...

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