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Learning I Have Aphantasia Helped Ease My Anxiety

Being unable to visualize often gave me #anxiety. Learning that my blind imagination was called #aphantasia eased my anxiety by giving me a better understanding of myself.

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My Experience With EMDR Trauma Therapy

Therapy can be grueling sometimes. Anybody who tells you differently is either lying or trying to soften the blow. Regardless, they’ve done you a disservice, in my opinion. In order to reap the benefits of therapy, a commitment to work hard in partnership with your therapist is required. I’ve engaged in trauma therapy to help with my anxiety. My experience with eye movement…

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Suffering Anxiety in Silence

I’ve suffered from anxiety since I was a child, although I didn’t get diagnosed until my late-30s. The often visceral symptoms of anxiety are hard enough for an adult to describe, let alone a child. The episodes I had as a child were scary, and while I tried to explain what was happening to my parents, they simply didn’t know enough…

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Weaning Off Antianxiety Medication Then Having to Resume Them

Each time I stopped my antianxiety medication, I relapsed. The second time was worse than the first. The third time, I nearly lost my mind, and my life.

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Anxiety and Having Intrusive Thoughts of Ending it All

Anxiety and Having Intrusive Thoughts of Ending it All

My anxiety is, thankfully, well managed right now. But six months ago, my anxiety was so bad that I couldn’t escape the intrusive thoughts that taunted me to end it all. Continue reading on HealthyPlace.com. Feature image by Yuris Alhumaydy on Unsplash.

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Acute Panic – Looking for Answers Where None Exist

I’ve had panic and anxiety since I was a child, undiagnosed, of course. I remember waking up out of a sound sleep in the middle of a panic attack, although I didn’t know that’s what it was at the time. My parents said I was having bad dreams, which I’m sure made sense to them. Even as a child, I…

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