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I Have Generlized Anxiety Disorder

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    Gad

    Since Feburary when I found out that my contract would not be renewed I have lived in fear of what I will do for work.My house is no where near ready to sell, and without income how will I live?Scares the crap out of me...  doctor has me on Prozac.
    SkyRookie SkyRookie 36-40, M 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    Fear

    I don't know what I can add. I had an empty messed up childhood and no guidance. I made every mistake possible in life. Now I find myself alone at 50, battling a wicked depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder which kicks my *** ever day. It's all I can do to get out of bed...
    entity3sf entity3sf 46-50 1 Response Jan 26, 2012

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    It Was Normal For Me

    About four years ago I was reading a book about ADHD and I came across a description of a comorbidity: anxiety. It talked about constantly worrying. It matched my personal experience so closely that I started crying from realizing I wasn't the only one. I have ADHD...
    Alderic Alderic 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 13, 2009

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    GAD

    Something changed in me three years ago, my brother was admitted to hospital to have a minor operation on an abscess on his back, and I found myself becoming obsessed with illness.  I couldn't stop thinking about how vulnerable human bodies are, and specifically how easy it...
    SamDee SamDee 22-25 2 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    When I was 20 I was diagnosed with GAD i went

    through a year of therapy (CBT) I've had hypnosis and I've been on beta blockers and anti depressants to try to help me over come my anxiety, although i am better than i was I'm still a mess I'm 23 in 2 weeks and all I want is to feel calm, happy and confident. My therapist said...
    peacefulstorm peacefulstorm 22-25, F Apr 24, 2014

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    Finding Hope

    In December 2008 I was told I have generalized anxiety disorder. I am 19 and hearing I have a mental disorder scared the hell out of me! I stopped taking my lexapro because I had anxiety about the medication but I am hoping to start going back to my behavioral therapist and...
    anxietyshawnna anxietyshawnna 18-21, F 1 Response May 18, 2009

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    I saw this commercial for Rosewood and i have been having anxiety since then.
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I don't know if I actually have social anxiety because I am too scared to mention my thoughts to my parents. I'm an insomniac and take medication for that. I'm almost positive...
    sk8rkm77 sk8rkm77 13-15, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    And it has ruined my life ever since. Anxiety sucks ***.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have BDD. I am going to be assessed for BDD next week. I already know I have it. I'm reading a book now and it sounds like me. Basically it's a person that's preoccupied with a...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So like I've noticed that through out myself, especially as I've gotten older, I have gotten very terrified about ppl leaving me. Which is of course the abandonment issues with our...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Back in the times when technology had not taken over people's minds and lives, people used to live in colonies. As a group. Large cities were not prevalent then. So, each...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I'm perfectly fine talking in front of people. I have play theater whit audience over 400 people. I can talk to strangers and ask what time it is. But I can't go to parties or...
    Stanpines Stanpines 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE: When people act 'depressed' or think they have 'social anxiety' to fit in or do it for attention, when there are others out there who are actually diagnosed...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    what is the difference between avoidant personality disorder and social anxiety disorder?
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Dissociative Identity Disorder/DID/formally known as MPD or multiple personality disorder. A lot of people have no idea what it means so I decided to write something about it and...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Dissociative Identity Disorder/DID/formally known as MPD or multiple personality disorder. A lot of people have no idea what it means so I decided to write something about it and...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Dissociative Identity Disorder/DID/formally known as MPD or multiple personality disorder. A lot of people have no idea what it means so I decided to write something about it and...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have not been diagnosed officially, but both my psycholigist and psychiatrist believe that I have a personality disorder. My psycholigist thinks it may be Bi-Polar II but does...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    It was near the beginning of 1st grade when I first began exhibiting the symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder. Always worried that I was going to die or that something bad would...
    Livenka007 Livenka007 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Im struggling with self harm and anxiety. All while being recently diagnosed with bpd and dealing with being gay, there's so much going on. Sometimes i get so over whelmed by...
    thatonekid07 thatonekid07 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    idk if I actually have multiple personality disorder, but suffering from border line personality disorder makes me feel like I have different personalities due to my ability to...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 1 Response Aug 18

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    And am now officially diagnosed... I'm just back from my talk with the psychologist. I feel emotionally heavy, but at the same time as if a burden has been lifted. I eat to fill a...
    DanaJuliana DanaJuliana 22-25, F Aug 17

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    I have EDNOS. I'm 18 and I've been suffering for about 5 years now. Five years of starving , binging , purging , abusing laxatives and alongside my disordered eating behaviors I...
    coffeentea coffeentea 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Social anxiety is being afraid of being judged, or not being liked by someone else. I hate having social anxiety. Is there medication for this?
    Abbyi25 Abbyi25 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I have an eating disorder. I have an unhealthy relationship with food, and it's a daily struggle. Something that you need to sustain life taunts me everyday.
    Charper44 Charper44 18-21, F Aug 15

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    Not traditional social anxiety it's more of anxiety of feeling others feelings and knowing better to address them.
    lostinlife2 lostinlife2 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I know I'm in a relapse, I keep telling myself to get it together and start eating normally again (I was really good for about a year). In January I went vegan, and on looking back...
    tryingtohelp21 tryingtohelp21 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I don't really have an eating disorder. here lately I've lost a bunch of weight fast. Everyone is telling me i'm too skinny but its because they aren't use to it. I want to...
    artsydarling artsydarling 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I am 5'5", 113lbs, have given birth to 3 kids naturally, wear a size 2/XS and can eat you under the table any day, lol. No but seriously I LOVE food. I do not have nor have ever...
    Jonsey3 Jonsey3 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Ok maybe I used to have an eating disorder but now I'm average weight just can't get over the anorexic skinny image
    Nataliebeans1 Nataliebeans1 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    So a couple of days ago, my guy friends (I have two really good guy friends), tried to reach out to me and pull me out of the shell I was rotting in. Me being me, at first I tried...
    SkylerAsh SkylerAsh 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 11

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    Hi. I have found the way to lesson anxiety- and the only way without taking pills (that don't work anyway.) You know that feeling, where you feel as if there is a huge black cloud...
    junipery junipery 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 11

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    The more research I do and have become self aware. I've starting seeing things falling into place. Like one huge major thing for me is I have always wondered why it is that I will...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    I'm outside, waiting for the appointment with a letting agency. Lately my anxiety has gotten so strong I stay inside my apartment the whole time. I can't go out. I can't socialise...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    people who believe that dissociative identity disorder can be cured by 'giving yourself to god' and 'stop playing with ghosts (Wtf???) really have no idea how they can hurt people...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I can feel my eating disorder coming on again... I was on prozac until recently- which got rid of my anxiety. since getting off of it, I have been abusing stimulants, laxatives...
    PoshPoet PoshPoet 22-25, F Aug 8

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    I have social anxiety so some friends would be pretty great!
    4alex442 4alex442 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 8

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    I was recently "diagnosed," meaning my psychiatrist and therapists and family and friends and I all unanimously came to the conclusion that this is my official diagnosis. Only I'm...
    lovelyrice lovelyrice 16-17, T Aug 7