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Apr 01, 2021

Overactive Sensitized Nervous System

An overactive sensitized nervous system is a common cause of anxiety.

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Apr 01, 2021

Peace from Nervous Suffering Commentary

Book commentary for Peace from Nervous Suffering by Dr. Claire Weekes

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Mar 09, 2021

It is not an excuse, its reality!

Anxiety. Paranoia. Over thinking. These are the daily struggles for people facing mental illness. Something new or something different, you feel like your

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Mar 09, 2021

What won’t let go.

Since I was about 14 I seemed to find myself worrying about little things. I never really thought anything of it and just pushed it to the side. As I got

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Aug 07, 2018

Anxiety, Depression, Fear Making My Life Hell

I'm 17 years old and I'm in high school. I want to go out with my friends but for the last 6 months I'm not able to go out of the home. Whenever I take

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Aug 07, 2018

My Over Bearing Anxiety

My anxiety began after I was sexually abused by my stepdad which was a long time ago! Since then I am not able to speak to men or be in crowds or my anxiety

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Aug 07, 2018

My Anxiety

Hi, For over a year now I have been suffering from nausea from the moment I wake up to the moment I go back to sleep, sometimes I can't even sleep because

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Aug 07, 2018

Panic

WARNING: ANXIETY, PANIC TRIGGERS!!---> I remember the first time that it happened. I was 14 years old, sitting at a Big Boy restaurant with my dad and

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May 21, 2018

My life with anxiety and what it feels like

I was just recently diagnosed with anxiety and depression. My doctor told me that I might have PTSD because of what I've been through lately. Its been

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Apr 09, 2018

Living life to the fullest with Anxiety Disorder & More

In third grade, I was diagnosed with A.D.D. along with dyslexia, anxiety disorder and other learning disabilities. As I was taking a child development

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Apr 09, 2018

Why I Turned my Anxiety and Trauma into Odd Creatures

Have you ever heard a story of someone valiantly battling and overcoming their inner demons? It’s a common narrative, one reinforced by depictions of creepy,

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Apr 09, 2018

Anxiety, trauma, depression, phobia, eating disorder

I don’t like to use alias to hide my identity. I will be one hundredth percent raw and honest for those who want a need to know how I really felt and dealt

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Feb 01, 2018

Life with Anxiety, PTSD, and Depression

Hello, Everyone. I’ve had anxiety for a while now but I think recently it’s developed into more. It’s really hard to explain these topics to people who

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Feb 01, 2018

Entering adult life

Hello I'm Helen, 18, and this is my story. I've always been a perfectionist when it came to school and I always had anxiety about it (and other stuff)

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Jan 31, 2018

Daily Social Anxiety

Walking down the street seeing people from a distance approaching me on the path I immediately become awkward I attempt to avoid eye contact with people

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Jan 31, 2018

Life in my head

I am a successful, person, with a good job, great family. I’m a Mom, a sister, daughter, friend and I try to be a good person in my community. I don’t

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Oct 10, 2017

My Struggle with Anxiety

About 3 months ago I started feeling very sick. It went on for about 2 weeks and I finally went to the doctors. They did some blood tests but couldn't

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Oct 10, 2017

My Journey

I can't really remember it clearly. If it slowly built up over time or if it just randomly hit me like a tonne of bricks. I just remember the panic, locking

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Aug 11, 2017

My various anxiety issues that other people seem to see as "weird."

I have various anxiety issues and find it a real struggle in life, not just with the anxiety issues themselves, but when other people just don't seem to

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Aug 11, 2017

Pain Inside Me

When I say anxiety, what comes to your mind? You might say nervousness, stress, or maybe even depression. Which leads me to question number two, when I

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Aug 11, 2017

Dased and Confuzed (changing the name cuz copyright issues hehe)

Hi whoever's reading this! Or no one. I'm a twenty year old girl with a lot of things in my life that give me firsthand and secondhand anxiety. Just to

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Aug 11, 2017

OCD and Intrusive thoughts on incest

Hi, I dont really know how to start. I have been suffering from a mild form of anxiety for most of my life, but it was only in my 20s (I am 24 now) that

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Aug 11, 2017

Feeling unable to say much to people

I've always been like this and only recently I'm getting online CBT with the help of a helper for it. I'm 28 and meant to be an adult by now, but still

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Feb 08, 2017

Isolation Anxiety

Anxiety is for me ... The constant fear that something will be lost The crawling away avoiding others at all cost The unexplanible guilt eating away

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Jan 19, 2017

Agoraphobia and/or Separation Anxiety

Hi, I'm 30 and have returned to college... or tried to. For 4 days until the move, I had such bad anxiety that I cried for hours each day. On the day of

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Jan 16, 2017

Anxiety and Me

Well, where do I start with this? Do I go back to the beginning, to when I was once happy or do I go right to where this all started with me? I can sit

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Jan 16, 2017

I'm not me anymore

For four years now I have not been me. I'm not the first to think that and I will not be the last. For four years my family and friends have expressed

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Dec 01, 2016

The Downfall

It hit hard like a stampede of elephants I was young and I knew it I knew that this isn’t the way life is supposed to be. Blades, blood, cuts and scars

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Dec 01, 2016

Fear of People

I have always seemed to be afraid of people. Even as a child, I would avoid groups of people. I only had a few close friends growing up, but they were

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Dec 01, 2016

Dealing with Anxiety

I've been dealing with anxiety all my life and at first, it wasn't too bad and I barely noticed it. Now that I'm 19, I notice it everyday and this is my

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