According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in mental health, one of the more common comorbidities is that of depression and anxiety Some estimates show that 60% of those with anxiety will also have symptoms of depression, and the numbers are similar for those with depression also experiencing anxiety.
Trauma, Anxiety and Depression
Attachment Theory, Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and Depression Therapy Healing
Any type of trauma, big or small, such as childhood trauma, betrayal trauma, addiction trauma, relationship trauma, attachment trauma, etc, can and oftentimes will lead to anxiety and depression. However, just because you have experienced trauma in your life, it does not mean you have to deal with anxiety and depression forever. There are options for healing. If you are someone struggling with long-term anxiety and depression, do the best thing you can do for yourself and reach out to a mental health professional. There are many therapy modalities that can work for you in processing trauma and overcoming anxiety and depression, such as attachment therapy, attachment-focused EMDR, EMDR, polyvagal theory therapy, the list goes on. Even if you have to try more than one modality, or more than one therapist, please do not be discouraged. Healing takes time, but it is definitely possible. You deserve a life that is filled with hope, happiness, and compassion. Reach out to a therapist in your area today.