Divorce and Depression in Florida


By Whitney R. Lonker, Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.
In my family law practice in Jacksonville, Florida, many many people come to me for advice on divorce, child custody, child support, equitable distribution and alimony issues. All of these issues are quite stressful, and I see many people in their worst state emotionally. One thing I realize is that the pain from divorce is real. As you begin your healing from the divorce, you may experience all of some of the following symptoms of depression:
* inability to sleep or sleeping more than usual
* overeating or total lack of appetite
* fatigue
* excessive drug or alcohol use
* sense of guilt or restlessness

If you are going through a divorce or separation and are experiencing some or all of the symptoms of depression, please seek help from a mental health counselor and call our firm for advice on protecting your interests in a dissolution. Oftentimes you need someone to advocate for you as you may be too emotionally involved to see the forrest for the trees.

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