3 thoughts on “Traumatic Life Events Are the Biggest Cause of Anxiety and Depression

  • January 8, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    What is considered a “traumatic life event”?

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  • January 9, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Complex trauma is multiple traumatic events in a persons life with many triggers. The trick is learning what triggers a person then changing the thought process reassuring oneself of being safe.

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  • January 9, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I agree with Mindi. I’m sorry the author here didn’t flesh out what was also left out of the study article he referenced – what constitutes a trauma that would be enough to activate the anxiety and depression potentials.

    The study did say some other interesting things, like: “However, the results revealed that a person’s thinking style was as much a factor in the level of anxiety and depression a person experienced.”

    They went on to say: “Whilst we can’t change a person’s family history or their life experiences, it is possible to help a person to change the way they think and to teach them positive coping strategies that can mitigate and reduce stress levels.” (They were big on “Whilst”;)

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