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Day 10: Cases of Pain Triggered by Depression and Anxiety

Dr. David Clarke discusses case histories of patients suffering from depression & anxiety who found healing. Also featured today is an optional bonus video featuring the case history of a man whose pain was triggered by a traumatic event. If you’ve had incidences of traumatic stress, we suggest you also watch the second video on this page.

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Bonus Video: A Case of Pain Triggered by a Traumatic Event

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Summary

Dr. David Clarke discusses patient case histories; topics covered include:

Depression:

  • How people with depression often don’t realize they have it

  • A man who didn’t know he was depressed, but was exhibiting a range of signs and symptoms

  • How the he healed through a course of treatment including medication

Anxiety:

  • A woman who suffered from anxiety for many years without knowing it

  • How her symptoms were worse when she didn’t feel safe

  • How her healing program included therapy and medication

  • When to see a professional

Journaling Assignment

Negative Writing (on a piece of paper you will rip up and throw away afterwards): Take 5 minutes to do “negative writing” – Just write down all of the negative thoughts causing you anxiety right now, and when you are done, rip up the piece of paper

Questions for your journal (write in your journal, which you will keep):

  • Do you suspect you suffer from either depression or anxiety? If so, please make an appointment today to see your doctor

  • What have you learned about yourself thus far in the program, and has this caused you to think differently about the source of your pain?

  • On a 1-10 scale (10 being worst) how would you rate your pain today?