Pain and Anxiety: A New Treatment

People who have problems with anxiety and/or depression experience a variety of physical and emotional complaints.

Anxiety sufferers may feel constantly worried and uneasy. They find it difficult to relax and may have trouble falling or staying asleep. They are often exhausted because of the physical strain of remaining in a state of high anxiety over a long period of time. The constant stress can also make the body vulnerable to common illnesses such as the cold and the flu.

Some anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), paruresis, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

People who have depression may share some of the physical complaints experienced by people with anxiety disorders.

When someone is depressed, he or she may feel listless and unhappy for an unusually long period of time. People who are severely depressed may stop paying attention to their physical appearance and begin to neglect their personal relationships. During this time it becomes extremely difficult for them to focus and take care of their responsibilities, and enjoyment of their favorite activities is also muted or completely eliminated.

People who are depressed may also fail to eat a balanced diet and to take care of their body in other ways. This may contribute to the physical side effects that a depressed person feels.

For anxious and depressed people who suffer from chronic pain, new research in Germany may someday provide a pleasant and effective treatment.

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