The DSM-V describes anxiety as the "anticipation of future threat." Sometimes, this anticipation can be experienced to a degree that is uncomfortable and even debilitating. Anxiety can be experienced in many different ways, from racing thoughts to surges of fear in the stomach or chest. Click below to understand more about where anxiety comes from and what we can do about it.
Depression is marked by the following symptoms: lack of interest in things that typically interest you, loss of energy, sleeping too much or too little, drastic changes in appetite or weight, depressed mood, feelings of low self-worth, and many others. Although depression is difficult to bear, it actually arises for a very good reason. Click to understand what that reason is, and how therapy can help.
In everyday conversation, ambivalence is often used to describe someone or something that is apathetic. In psychological terms, however, ambivalence is an active state of uncertainty and contradiction, in which many, competing psychic forces motivate an individual to remain in a state of indecision. Get in touch to understand how ambivalence might be holding you back.