You seem to be experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety but to know with certainty, you should undergo an evaluation with a mental health professional. He or she would be in the best position to determine a definitive diagnosis.
Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health disorders. They also tend to go hand-in-hand.
Your feeling dizzy with headaches and neck pain might be indicative of anxiety but could also be the result of a medical problem. Medical problems should be ruled out before considering psychological causes.
Contact your primary care physician about your symptoms. He or she could assess your symptoms and refer you to a mental health professional.
I receive many questions from people who say that they’ve suffered with psychological problems for many years, sometimes their entire lives. It doesn’t have to be this way. Anxiety and depression are both highly treatable conditions. Study after study has showed that medication and counseling can effectively reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression symptoms.
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Depression and anxiety symptoms diminish the quality of your life. Without treatment, you will likely continue to experience a diminished quality of life. If you’re willing to participate in treatment and are working with a competent mental health professional, you should expect a significant reduction in your symptoms and thus a better quality of life. Help is available if you choose to utilize it. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle