Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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It seems (from mere speculation) that most people on here with anxiety have a social anxiety or have extreme panic attacks.. To be completely honest I don’t even know much about my own anxiety let alone other types, but I haven’t met anyone else with GAD. I’ve had it for five years now, which is crazy to me because I’m just now finally taking steps to manage it. I never let it take over my life, I play basketball for my college and I have great grades and awesome family and friends.. But people don’t understand it. Especially with GAD, it’s hard for people to comprehend because there is no real source of the anxiety, it just happens and it’s constant. People just think I’m a worrier and it’s part of my personality, and I want to be able to tell people when I become close with them about it, but I don’t think they’ll be able to understand. I don’t feel sorry for myself at all and I don’t know exactly what I’m asking for from this post, maybe I just want to talk to someone that knows what I’m talking about but I don’t know

Tags: asked October 19, 2013

3 Answers

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Hey, I totally understand what you're going through. I have GAD as well. I mean I have other anxiety disorders too, but mine started with GAD and expanded from there. I am extremely sorry that you have to deal with this, if you ever want to talk about it feel free to message me. I've had it for a long time now so if I can help at all then by all means.
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I get where you are coming from, I suffer from GAD as well. I was just recently diagnosed with it as well. It was some what comforting finding out that what I have is indeed a real thing and that it is not just me being a "worry wart" as some family and friends like to call it. If you ever want to talk, feel free to message me. :)
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You should never hide things from people that you are close to just because you thing they won't understand. Do you really think they don't deserve a chance to (try to) understand you? I think its great if you manage to talk with people that feel the same way as you do, nevertheless never forget: your family and friends are the people you should always rely on!! Cheers!


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