Pittsburgh Steelers v. New England Patriots at Heinz Field (2005), Author Bernard Gagnon (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported)
Fighting the demons of anxiety, depression, and PTSD is a little like playing football . We make headway then lose ground. But the fight never really ends, not the way a game of football does. There is no score.
We win by surviving another day.
It can be enormously discouraging to wrestle with the scars of abuse, decade in and decade out. Surely, we must after all this time have made progress.
But progress is not linear. Despite the passage of time, and an extensive list of medications – not to mention therapy – familiar demons can resurface.
Factors Impacting Our Success
So, are anxiety, depression, and PTSD ever really “conquered”? Can they, at least, be fought to a standstill? The answer depends.
The factors include the length and severity of…
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