How Can I Determine if I Have Clinical Depression or Anxiety?

Properly diagnosing mental disorders such as anxiety and depression is a complex undertaking. Symptoms exist on a spectrum, appearing and disappearing randomly based on conditions and occurrences in your life. This is why it is important to consult a mental health professional if you find you find yourself struggling with feelings of depression or anxiety so they can help you determine whether these are just temporary responses to life or if there is something more serious at play.

Clinical psychiatrists spend over a decade educating themselves about the various mental illnesses experienced by humans today. Medical definitions of mental disorders like clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder have evolved significantly over the course of medical history into the complex and nuanced descriptions that exist today within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. There Is a reason why a career in medicine with a focus on the intricacies of the human mind take years to achieve. Attempting to self-diagnose mental disorders is strongly discouraged as well as futile – even if you decide you are suffering from clinical depression or anxiety, you are incapable of treating these conditions on your own.

The only way to determine whether or not you are suffering from clinical depression or some sort of anxiety disorder is consulting a mental health professional. Even if you were capable of diagnosing your own mental health issues without the aid of a clinician, proper treatment of these diseases requires medication only available via prescription. At Evolutions, our clinical teams have the necessary experience and knowledge to screen our clients for underlying mental health issues as we proceed with treating their substance abuse disorder. It is important to address any additional mental health diagnoses while also addressing substance abuse in order to maximize our clients’ chances at sustained sobriety. If you suspect you may be suffering from a mental health disease such as clinical depression or an anxiety disorder, talk to your doctor about seeking the help of a mental health professional.


Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.

Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or