2 Your Health: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Grief

Dr. Rose Bricker

Dr. Rose Bricker

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a mood disorder that involves excessive worrying, nervousness, and fear. Depression is characterized by feelings of sadness, loss of interest, and/or anger that interferes with our everyday life. Trauma can be both physical and psychological. In childhood and adulthood, we have experiences that can leave us feeling broken. We may have difficulty trusting others and developing and maintaining quality relationships. We want to be “in control“ and have difficulty asking for help. Often, we feel insecure and have low self worth. Grief is a reaction to the loss of something important, the loss of someone or living things (pets), a job, relationships, our home, financial stability, our youth, or even the loss of status in the community.

Some Symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Grief

Anxiety: Excessive fear and worrying; avoiding certain things or situations to avoid triggers; a sense of panic or doom; digestive problems; feeling tired, both physically and mentally; and having trouble concentrating.

Depression: Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much, loss of interest and motivation, anger and irritability, feeling hopeless or helpless, fatigue, overeating or undereating.

Trauma (PTSD): Fear, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, issues with alcohol or drugs, suicidal thoughts, and/or feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness.

Grief: Sadness, confusion, trouble making decisions, difficulty keeping track of responsibilities, and difficulty focusing on anything other than the loss. The physical symptoms often include fatigue, headaches, chest pains, trouble breathing, nausea, trouble sleeping, reduced or increased appetite, and joint pain.

Do you have any of these symptoms? Would you like to learn about healthy interventions and skills that can reduce the symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief? You can improve the quality of your life.

If you would like more information, please call me, Dr. Rose Bricker, for a 30-minute complimentary meet-and-greet appointment at 520-815-6901. My website is bluelemonhealthandwellness.com. I’m located at Blue Lemon Therapy and Coaching at 10132 N Oracle Road, Suite 160, Oro Valley, AZ 85704 (in the business park behind the Fairfield Inn in Oro Valley).