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Brent Scobie, PhD, LCSW | 05/10/15

I was talking with someone recently who had suffered for many years with intense anxiety and depression in the form of near constant worry, difficulty with sleep, weight gain and a profound feeling of unhappiness. However, this was the first time they had reached out for help from a therapist. What struck me about this conversation was how differently we as a culture think and react when we experience emotional versus physical symptoms of discomfort. Consider for a moment how you would respond if you were experiencing severe physical symptoms--a sharp, unrelenting pain in your stomach, a sore throat that would not go away, a swollen ankle after a fall. Such an experience would prompt most of us to call our doctor and to make rapid adjustments in our daily schedule to accommodate an appointment, have a medical assessment and receive treatment that would hopefully provide some relief.

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