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    Anxiety and Depression

    One of the most common and severe mental health issues found nowadays is anxiety and depression. It is a mood disorder that affects an individual’s feelings and thoughts. The patient faces trouble in coping up with his daily chores. It is called clinical depression or major depressive disorder. Some people experience these feelings acutely. Some undergo this state for an extended period, while some don’t even have any symptoms.

    Possible Causes

    The causes of depression and anxiety disorders are still not very clear. However, it can vary from person to person. Mostly it is the traumatic life experiences that trigger the condition. It may also affect anybody, from teens to the elderly. 

    In general, there are just a few medical reasons connected to mental health issues. Some of them are:    

    • Diabetes
    • Heart disease
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Misuse or withdrawal of the drug
    • Alcohol withdrawal 
    • Exceptional tumors that develop fight-or-flight hormones 

    Risk Factors

    These risk factors may increase your risk of developing depression and anxiety disorder:

    • Stress due to illness
    • Trauma after the accident, emotional setback, or witnessing something traumatic.
    • PTSD
    • Pregnancy
    • Drugs or alcohol abuse
    • Family History

    Signs and Symptoms

    There can be a range of symptoms related to anxiety and disorder. Generally, feeling low all the time is one prevalent symptom. But there is a slight difference between the two and their symptoms. 

    Behavioral changes and physical symptoms caused by depression are:

    • Feeling sluggish, chronic fatigue, and decreased energy
    • Difficulty in Concentration
    • Cramps, pain, gastrointestinal issues, or aches
    • Change in weight or appetite
    • Sleeping disorders

    There can also be emotional symptoms related to depression:

    • No longer finding pleasure in things
    • Constant feelings of being lonely, anxiety, or sadness
    • Feeling pessimistic
    • Feeling worthless and guilty
    • Suicidal thoughts and attempts

    Anxiety or worry has a bit different symptoms that include:

    • Feeling weak easily
    • Muscle tension
    • Racing heart
    • Grinding teeth
    • Trouble in sleeping
    • Difficulty in recalling and focusing

    Its emotional symptoms are:

    • Dread
    • Panic
    • Unable to control fear or worry
    • Irritability or restlessness


    The trained psychiatrist diagnoses the patient by discussing and checking the signs for an underlying medical condition. The doctor also conducts a psychological evaluation based on DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders).

    Treatment Options at 7DMC

    With 7DMC, you get the solution to all your questions. We try to provide you with a home-like feeling when you visit us for treatment.

    Although anxiety and depression differ from each other a bit, they require the same treatment. Both can be treated with therapies and medication. 

    The following are the types of therapies we provide to control these feelings:

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: This helps to adjust the behaviors, thoughts, and even reactions.
    • Interpersonal Therapy: It helps to learn communication tactics to express oneself better.
    • Problem-Solving Therapy: This method intends to teach coping skills to balance the symptoms.

    Some of the common medications used in these cases by our specialists are:

    • Antidepressants
    • Antianxiety medications
    • Mood stabilizers

    Our experts listen to you calmly and understand the root cause of your disorder. We here seek a permanent solution to your problems and not a temporary one.

    We extend our hands to anybody who wants to have their feelings heard at 7DMC. People are often hesitant because they are afraid of being judged. Our specialists, on the other hand, are entirely open-minded. We also pledge to keep our patients’ information private.

    Hence, book an appointment today if you are looking for depression and anxiety treatment in Dubai without any delay. 


    Frequently asked questions

    Anxiety is a normal and often considered normal part of living. A stressful situation can cause a biological reaction, which is the body’s way of telling us something isn’t right. However, when the anxiety starts affecting your day-to-day life, then it’s time you seek professional help.

    The term depression refers to a single condition. It can affect both children and adults. Childhood depression is different from just temper tantrums. When sadness becomes persistent behavior of children, it is advisable to consult your pediatrician.

    Anxiety may occur as a symptom of clinical depression. Depression often triggers an anxiety disorder and vice versa. Most people get diagnosed have both anxiety and clinical depression.