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Depression is the overwhelming feeling that things will never get better, that there is no hope. All of us experience lows in our life, but depression is a feeling that does not improve over time. It grows worse and more consuming of your life. It is easy to do nothing when you are overwhelmed by depression, to allow yourself to feel worse with each passing day, week, and month.
Depression is treatable. You can stop depression. There is hope! Take the first step forward, talk with us about how we can help you overcome your depression and improve your life.
Occasional feelings of anxiety are a normal and healthy response to challenges we face. It prepares us for situations where our skills are tested, our fortitude questioned. Constant anxiety, however, is not normal. When the feeling of being anxious is constant it can overwhelm the focus of our daily lives, stress us mentally, and take a physical toll on our bodies. Constant anxiety puts us in an always-on state of vigilance and fear. This unhealthy state requires the mind and body to devote a majority of energy toward maintaining this state, subverting normal mental and physical activities and causing stress to our bodies.
Anxiety is treatable. You do not have to live in a state of anxiety. Read about how anxiety can be managed through therapy in our Success Stories post titled Consider Amnesia. Take the first step forward and contact us today. We can help you overcome anxiety and improve your life.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs after severe trauma, human tragedy, or mental, sexual, or physical abuse. PTSD is a survival mechanism where the emotional state of a person who experiences severe trauma becomes stuck in a state of hypervigilance, unable to stop their extreme fear, anxiety, or deep emotional state. This state is triggered by sounds, events, or the presence (real or imagined) of an aggressor that recalls the traumatic event. Persons with PTSD have no control over their reactions and are not easily removed from this emotional state.
PTSD is commonly associated with persons returning from war. However, this condition can also occur to those in serious accidents, near-death experiences, physical, mental or sexual abuse, severe emotional trauma, and extended periods in unfamiliar conditions (such as those working with charities in rural areas of foreign countries). The emotional trauma of PTSD can be years-old, but feel as if it happened hours ago. PTSD remains powerful because our emotions know no time, and what happened ten years ago can feel as fresh and new as yesterday. In our Success Stories post titled Know No Time, you can read more about the effects that PTSD and past trauma have on our current emotions.
PTSD is a treatable. Therapy can help move you past the emotional states of hypervigilance, depression, fear, anxiety, and into a state where you can enjoy life again. Take the first step forward. Talk with us about how we can help you overcome the effects of PTSD.
Chronic illnesses have a detrimental effect on physical health and mental health. Chronic illnesses may require maintenance and care over years or a lifetime.
Chronic illness does not have to have precedent over your mental state and emotions. Psychotherapy can put illnesses into appropriate perspectives, alleviating the stress, anxiety and fear of the future that comes with these diseases.
We can help. Contact us today and make an appointment to discuss how we can work together to improve your life and mental health.