Conquer Depression & Anxiety as an Introvert
You can take your life back
Anxiety and depression can be particularly hard on introverts. However, treatment can help you uncover new ways of thinking about yourself—and the world around you.
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Do Depression & Anxiety Affect Introverts Differently Than Extroverts? 18 Min
Meet Dr. Ramani Durvasula and discover the characteristics that define an introvert, as well as why an introvert may be at greater risk for anxiety and depression. You’ll also discover how psychologists define “anxiety” and “depression,” as well as the symptoms an introvert with either of these conditions may exhibit. You’ll also discover a common trait many introverts share that’s associated with a higher rate of anxiety or depression.
The Key Differences between Introversion, Depression, & Anxiety [& the Strengths of Being an Introvert] 19 Min
Dr. Ramani discusses how introverts have been pathologized in our culture. Just because you are an introvert does not mean that you are a loner who suffers from depression. Anyone can suffer from depression and anxiety; introverts are merely part of that population. Dr. Ramani also discusses the difference between being an introvert and being a person who suffers from social anxiety. Watch the series and find out just what the differences are. Will introverted children become introverted adults? Dr. Ramani answers that question and more. Learn why depression and anxiety may be harder to diagnose in introverts.
The Introvert’s Guide to Seeking a Diagnosis for Depression or Anxiety 17 Min
To understand depression and anxiety, one must understand how these disorders manifest themselves. Dr. Ramani gives the reader a list of symptoms of depression and anxiety. In this section of the series, Dr.Ramani defines neuroticism and why people who have this might also be more at risk for depression and anxiety. Do introverts tend to have a higher degree of neuroticism than extroverts? Hear what Dr. Ramani says about that. Also, find out why it may be easier for introverts to seek treatment than for extroverts to seek treatment.
Social Media, Depression, & Anxiety: How Introverts Can Cope in Today’s World 27 Min
Dr. Ramani discusses the actionable strategies that can be implemented to help anyone suffering from depression or anxiety. For the most part, the strategies are the same whether you are an introvert or not. You will also learn why introverts may have a slightly different treatment plan based on how they process their emotions. Across the board- social media and our society at large can play a huge part in our mental health issues. Dr. Ramani gives advice on how to stay mentally well living in the midst of negativity and rancor in our society.
How Anxious Introverts Can Successfully Find & Get Treatment 20 Min
Seeking out help for anxiety is a complex process. However, Dr. Ramani makes it simple. In this session, she walks through the treatment options and how to find the right medications, therapies, and interventions for introverts with anxiety.
How Introverts with Depression Can Find Motivation to Get Treatment 20 Min
Finding treatment for depression can be daunting - especially for introverts. Dr. Ramani walks through the treatment options and how to find the right medications, therapies, and interventions for introverts with depression in our final session.
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About the Series
Anxiety and Depression Can Take Over Your Mind—and Even Your Life
Have you struggled with anxiety and depression as an introvert? These two conditions can be particularly tough on introverts because of their distinctive personality traits and lifestyle habits.
Although your symptoms will be uniquely your own, anxiety and depression can manifest itself in scenarios like the following:
- You may lose the ability to feel pleasure and joy from the things that once mattered to you.
- You may be overcome by worry—so much that it keeps you up at night.
- You might find yourself plagued by feelings of worthlessness.
- You might feel “stuck” in the state you’re in, convinced it’s never going to change.
- Maybe you consider talking to someone, but you just can’t bring yourself to take the first step.
- You might feel alienated from your friends and family, unsure how to talk to them about what you’re experiencing.
- And maybe things have gotten so bad that you’re avoiding events, missing classes in school, calling in sick to work.
If you recognize yourself in any of these, join clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula to discover how to navigate your anxiety or depression as an introvert.
By exploring the information, tools, and treatment options that Dr. Ramani shares, you’ll get a clear understanding of anxiety and depression as it relates to introverts so you can better understand what you’re experiencing.
You’ll also discover how to take the next steps toward more effectively managing these conditions, so you can take back your life and re-establish the healthy, happy relationships that may have been missing from your life.
Who is this series for?
Introverts or people who suspect they might be introverted who want to manage their anxiety and depression more effectively.
Loved ones and supporters of introverts who are struggling with anxiety and depression will also find this series insightful for understanding how to better support the introvert in their lives.
In this series, you’ll discover:
- What is an introvert? How does it relate to social anxiety? What innate strengths do introverts possess, and how you can play to those strengths in your everyday life?
- What exactly is “anxiety?” What about “depression?” And how do they affect introverts differently than other personality types?
- Do your need an official diagnosis for anxiety or depression? What are your treatment options?
- For introverts with anxiety, what’s the best way to get help from a professional?
- For introverts with depression, how can you motivate yourself to get help from a professional?
- How can you deal with the challenges of today’s society, including social media, more effectively as an introvert?
If anxiety and depression are left untreated, you can find yourself living a life that doesn’t allow you to live to your fullest potential. Getting treatment for anxiety and depression can let you take your life back. The reassuring part is that, in a matter of months, you can see significant differences in your mental health, your perspective, your outlook on life, and your future.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PhD
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