Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, Isolation

Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, Isolation

These are common expressions of internal turmoil and you need not struggle alone.

Anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive thinking, and a variety of phobias can manifest the following symptoms:

  • Dread in confronting daily situations
  • Feeling afraid and unstable
  • Inability to concentrate & complete tasks
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Isolation & withdrawal from relationships
  • Constricted breathing
  • Disturbing thoughts & behaviors
  • Disruption in daily functioning
  • Depression

Depression is caused by a wide range of factors. Consider these indicators for help:

  • Change in appetite & sleep patterns
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Lack of interest in usual activities
  • Hopelessness
  • Intense feelings of guilt
  • Fatigue & lack of concentration
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Overwhelming sadness
  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior
  • Flat affect and depressive feelings

My soul is like a house, small for you to enter, but I pray you to enlarge it. It is in ruins, but I ask you to remake it. It contains much that you will not be pleased to see; this I know and do not hide.         Augustine

Loneliness and Isolation

We all experience loneliness and isolation sometime during our life. One can be surrounded by people you love and still experience a profound sense of separateness (thinking you are different or somehow isolated from others). This can happen for a variety of reasons. One possibility, when you find yourself becoming isolated, you might consider if/how you have turned against yourself in some basic way. Limited or diminished contact with others can result in deep feelings of loneliness. Also, when those whom you care most about do not understand you or disapprove of you,  this can lead to a heightened sense of isolation, shame, and despair.  Mental and physical impairment may result in long-term loneliness and isolation, which is often associated with anxiety and depression.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Robin Crosby at 425.345.6129