Mind-body connection – we hear about it, read about it. But what exactly does that mean? For those living with depression or PTSD, chronic pain may manifest itself in a variety of ways. Pain provokes an emotional response in everyone. When you experience pain, you may also feel anxious, irritable or agitated. It’s common to feel these emotions if you are hurting. Often, the pain subsides and so do the emotions.
If you experience chronic pain, you may also feel anxious, irritable or agitated constantly. Enduring a stress level like this can result in emotional problems and depression.
There’s good news though – partnering with a behavioral healthcare provider such as Hands to Guide You can help you work through these emotional triggers. Chronic pain can subside as a result. If you experience altered mood, anger, chronic anxiety, confused thinking, decreased self-esteem, fatigue, family stress, financial concerns, irritability, reduced sexual interest and activity, sleep apnea, social isolation, abnormal weight loss or gain – please, contact our office. We’re here to help.
Teaming up with one of our providers can be the first step to finding hope, regaining self-confidence and getting your life back!