There are many different reasons you feel anxious and depressed. Root cause treatment looks deeper than your symptoms and instead we become detectives to uncover what is going on underneath.
I have divided up possible reasons for your mental health problems into three categories: physical, mental and spiritual.
"Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots." - Rumi
Physical reasons that can cause mental health problems
Gut Issues (leaky gut, SIBO, food sensitive, dysbiosis in your microbiome)
Nutrient deficiencies and depletions
Systemic Inflammation (brain inflammation)
Mental health issues that can cause symptoms of depression/anxiety
Habitual negative habits with thinking or behaviors
Autonomic Nervous System dysregulation
Loneliness - disconnection from others
Negative coping skills (numbing out on devices/social media, using food/alcohol, working too much, ect.)
Poor boundaries with self and others
Lack of self care
Relying on others to take care of you and instead stepping into the drivers seat and creating a life that YOU want
Being WAY to hard on yourself
Spiritual issues that can cause symptoms of anxiety/depression
Spiritual misalignment or absence
lack of meaning or purpose in your life
disconnection from yourself
unhealthy relationship to self
disconnection from God/Divine/Universe/Earth (whatever you call a higher power)
Not giving yourself time for stillness/quiet and instead spending too much time doing
Do some of these issues ring true for you? Often the root cause of our mental health issues is many roots. It takes time, patient and kindness with yourself as you take an honest look at where you are and begin a healing journey.