Have you ever recognized yourself in a book you are reading — whether in a character or situation — and thought, “wow, I’m not the only one?”

It is a powerful moment, and one that might be helpful in treating some mental health conditions, like anxiety and depression.

Some mental health conditions, like depression and anxiety, might make you feel more “in your head.” This might cause you to feel isolated, perhaps believing that you’re the only one who feels like you do.

This unique feeling of isolation can make treating conditions like anxiety more complicated.

CONTINUE READING:  https://psychcentral.com/anxiety/how-reading-reduces-anxiety