Posts tagged with ‘what causes depression and anxiety’

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Take me to the Volcano….

by Deb Shugg
Diary of Secrets - Living with depression and anxiety

Everything I needed to know I learned from watching television. Last time I touched on the concept of flashbacks.   The point being that flashbacks are nothing like what we’re shown on TV. They do not automatically transport us back into the circumstances or memories of our trauma.   They generate an emotional and sensory collage that […]

The Doctor is in…

by Deb Shugg
Diary of Secrets - Living with depression and anxiety

When you live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder it’s easy for others to think you’re being moody. For a long time, in fact since I was a child, I’ve experienced what are commonly known as “flashbacks”. These flashbacks aren’t always what you’d expect. Thanks to an invaluable resource, that takes all our real experiences and […]

The way you see it…

by Deb Shugg
Diary of Secrets - Living with depression & anxiety

When you live with depression & anxiety it’s hard to find the real you. Amid the multitude of drugs available for treating dysfunctional emotional health symptoms, there doesn’t seem to be anything that leaves us emotionally “in tact”.  The feeling that we are somehow disconnected from our “true” self can have us believing the treatment […]

Suicide is not a dirty word!

by Deb Shugg
Living with depression and anxiety - Diary of Secrets - Suicide

When you live with depression and anxiety is seems suicide is a four-letter word. In the past week amid the tragic death of celebrity Charlotte Dawson I wondered why our culture has lost the ability to utter the word “suicide”.  Every time I heard a news report about the circumstances of Charlotte’s death they made […]

Surviving Trauma…

by Deb Shugg
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When you live with Post Traumatic Distress Disorder situations need to come with a reaction meter. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as the name suggests, is a condition that occurs in response to a Traumatic and Stressful event.  Most commonly it’s diagnosed in soldiers returning from a war zone and victims of sexual assault. This […]