The frenetic, panicky energy of anxiety and the lonely, listless quality of depression may seem like polar opposites.
But the truth is, anxiety and depression are just different manifestations of a core dysfunction in the brain.
If you’ve suffered with either or both of these conditions for any length of time, you don’t need us to tell you how disruptive they can be.
When you’re depressed, you don’t have the energy to cook healthy food or hit the gym. And then there’s the crown jewel of depression: it tricks you into thinking it’s all your fault. Which is REALLY depressing (and not true, by the way).
It’s a vicious cycle.
Anxiety and depression almost always correlate to specific brainwave dysregulation in a particular area of the brain. When you correct the imbalance, your brain is better able to receive and process seratonin, the neurotransmitter whose low levels are usually to blame for these issues.
And when your brain starts functioning better, you’ll start feeling well enough to exercise, eat healthy food, meditate, and sleep. All of which will help you stay healthy.
And the vicious cycle will end.