Depression ba ‘yang nae-experience mo?

Baka naman anxiety?

Or, could it be stress?

It’s important to know the difference, bes.

Madalas kasi ‘tong mapag-balibaliktad. Nakakalito because their symptoms overlap but they’re actually different from each other.

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Umpisahan natin sa stress.

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Stress is caused by an external factor and kadalasan short term. Actually, hindi naman all the time masama ang stress.

May tinatawag nga na positive stress, eh. “When stress kicks in and helps you pull off that deadline you thought was a lost cause, it’s positive,” sabi ni Katie Hurley, LCSW on her article Stress vs Anxiety: How to Tell the Difference by Psycom.

Kumbaga, stress helps you na asikasuhin agad ang deliverables mo para hindi mapagalitan ni boss and once mapasa mo na, makakahinga ka na ulit.

Pero. Pero. Pero.

It becomes negative kapag matagal mo na ‘tong nae-experience and it “results in insomnia, poor concentration, and impaired ability to do the things you normally do,” Katie explained.

Eh ano naman ang anxiety?

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Tulad ng stress, hindi naman ‘to palaging bad for you.

Anxiety is a normal human reaction to a stressful or difficult situation.

It “is a sense of fear or dread that something terrible is going to happen,” says Psychology on Parade in their article What is the difference between Depression, Stress and Anxiety?.

Nagiging problematic lang ‘to if you are suffering from “persistent, excessive worries that don’t go away even in the absence of a stressor,” says American Psychological Association in their article What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?.

Kung sa stress typically may external trigger, sa anxiety wala. Bigla ka na lang magkakaroon ng panic or anxiety attack for no apparent reason and it feels like it’s impossible to manage.

Ikaw ba ‘to or baka you are suffering from depression?

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Depression “refers to an experience where you feel down most of the time which is called “low mood” and you have also lost interest in things you usually enjoy,” Psychology on Parade explained.

Dagdag pa nila, “you may also have changes in your sleep, appetite, feel guilty, demotivated and generally withdraw from others.”

Magkaiba ‘to sa sadness, okay?

Feeling sad is a normal response to loss or pain. Nawalan ka ng work this pandemic, hindi ka na maka-connect sa friends tulad ng dati, laging nag-aaway ang parents mo – siyempre, malulungkot ka.

“A person experiencing sadness can usually find some relief from crying, venting, or talking out frustrations. More often than not, sadness has links to a specific trigger,” says Medical News Today from The difference between depression and sadness.

But not with depression, it’s a battle that lasts more than 2 weeks and lalo lang lumalala through time.

So, why?

Bakit ba namin ‘to kailangan i-explain pa sa ‘yo and bakit importante na malaman mo?

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During this pandemic, stress, anxiety, and depression became more prevalent, according to a study conducted by Salari, N., Hosseinian-Far, A., Jalali, R. et al. Prevalence of stress, anxiety, depression among the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Global Health 16, 57 (2020).

“COVID-19 not only causes physical health concerns but also results in a number of psychological disorders. The spread of the new coronavirus can impact the mental health of people in different communities,” they concluded.

“Thus, it is essential to preserve the mental health of individuals and to develop psychological interventions that can improve the mental health of vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic,” sabi nila.

Kaya if you have been suffering from stress, anxiety, and/or depression and napapansin mo that it is already affecting your day-to-day living, we highly encourage you to consult with a mental health professional.

‘Wag ka matakot.

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