It is important to note that symptoms of depression and anxiety often occur concurrently. Depression can fluctuate with anxiety and the both indicate a compromised nervous system.
Symptoms of depression include inactivity, low self esteem, apathy, poor or increased appetite, sleep disturbance, digestive upsets, muscular tension and headaches.
Anxiety symptoms include panic attacks, palpitations, tremor, breathing difficulties/irregularities, excessive sweating, irrational fears, insomnia, muscle tension and headaches.
Natural Treatment Suggestions
Valerian, Skullcap, Motherwort, Passionflower, Bacopa, Withania, Hops, St. Johns Wort, Damiana, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Saffron Lavender and Licorice.
Magnesium, Calcium, Essential fatty acids, Vitamin C, B Vitamins
Diet & lifestyle suggestions
- decrease Caffeine and alcohol
- Regular low glycaemic index (GI) meals ( Increase Protein, decrease Carbohydrates)