7 Signs You’re Not “Too Nice”, It’s Your Trauma (Fawning)

Are you feeling like you need to be “” to people? Do you feel like you need to always put others first, even if it’s causing you pain? In this video, we are going to teach you about trauma and how it’s a common sign that you may be suffering from PTSD (post- stress disorder). Trauma is when you excessively swap attention and affection with people who have hurt or traumatized you in the past.

If you’re struggling with people-pleasing, this video is for you. We’ll discuss the symptoms of trauma fawning and how you can identify it in yourself. By understanding the signs, you can start to take steps to heal and

Did you know that trauma can explain your coping mechanism? Find out all about it here:

Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Script Editor: Kelly Soong
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The Dawn Wellness Center & Rehab (2022). “Trauma and the Fawning Response: The Dark Side of People-Pleasing.” Retrieved from thedawnrehab.com/blog/trauma-and-the-fawning-response/
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Depression – What You Need to Know

Depression is a serious illness that affects people of all ages and walks of life. It is a common mental health problem, and it is possible to get better if you have depression.

It is important to get help if you are experiencing depression because it can cause problems in your daily life, and make it harder for you to work. It can also cause your mood to be out of balance and lead to thoughts of suicide.

There are many different types of depression, each with its own set of symptoms. Major depressive disorder is a common kind of depression that causes severe and long-lasting symptoms. It is not uncommon for people with this type of depression to feel very low and irritable for weeks or months at a time, without any obvious reasons.

You are more likely to develop this type of depression if you have a family history of it, or you have experienced a stressful life event such as the death of a loved one, a breakup, a divorce or a serious illness. It is also more common in older people.

Symptoms of depression vary from person to person, and they can be difficult to diagnose. But some of the most common signs and symptoms include:

Loss of appetite, weight gain or loss; feeling tired all of the time; feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness; difficulty sleeping; difficulty concentrating; thoughts of death or self-harm (e.g., cutting).

Some of these symptoms may be a sign of something else, like anxiety or a medical condition. But if you have more than these symptoms, they are usually an indication that it is time to talk to your doctor or a mental health professional.

Your doctor can test you for depression with a simple questionnaire or physical exam. They can also perform tests to check for other conditions that may be causing your depression-like symptoms.

Treatment for depression can be a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Medications can be helpful because they change the brain chemistry that is thought to cause depression. There are several types of antidepressants, and you may need to try a few before you find one that works for you.

Therapy can help you learn to identify and understand unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, and it can teach you how to change them. It can take a few sessions to start to see the results, but it is possible for people to make substantial improvements in their lives through therapy.

Sometimes therapy can be done in a group setting, where you work with other people who have depression and their mental health professionals. This can help you understand your problem and feel more supported by others.

Other treatments for depression are exercise, diet and herbal medicine. Some of these approaches are safer than medication, and they can have a positive effect on your mood and quality of life.

It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of all treatments before you decide to use them, including medications. For instance, some medications can make it more likely for you to become pregnant, while other drugs can be dangerous to the baby.

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