• Feeling Anxious Isn't The Same As Having An Anxiety Disorder

    4 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    I have an anxiety disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder , or GAD, to be specific. That means that before I was properly medicated, I would just... freak out. About everything. Little things become Big Things to me. Imagine, for example, that your spouse has to drive to the grocery store late at night. It's Friday. You might have a fleeting thought about drunk drivers, but you let it pass. But for me, it wouldn't pass. It would gnaw at me. Obsess me. Until I would beg my husband not to go. “Too many people are drunk, you can't go out,” I'd tell him. “You'll die on the road.” This when the...
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