I am afflicted with an Anxiety Disorder and I believe people should be more aware of the problem.
Anxiety Disorder covers the areas of: OCD, Phobia and Panic Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
"Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health problems. It is estimated that they affect approximately 1 in 10 people. They are more prevalent among women than among men, and they affect children as well as adults." - Canadian Mental Health Association
Read more about what Anxiety Disorders are at the CMHA site: [link]
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I'm not trying to sound rude, but with all due respect, observe before you assume.
Being diagnosed with anxiety at a later age does not mean it is fake. I've had anxious symptoms since I was 9, but it only got diagnosed when I was 12. Everyday, for no reason, I perspire like I'm in a desert; my throat will tighten, and my heart will pick up in speed; you wouldn't know this unless I told you like I did.
Making assumptions based off of social stereotypes is not admirable.
I agree that a lot of people self diagnose, and it is offensive to look at, however, it doesn't mean that absolutely EVERYONE will do it.
To really tell if someone has self-diagnosed, ask them about their symptoms and life experiences. If they seem way too exaggerated, then maybe they are self-diagnosing.
Age and wealth means nothing about mental-state.
If she was pretending to have OCD she would pretend like it was a big deal that her pencil broke. Again, I was diagnosed with this at age 4 and again, was usually okay with being a smidge unorganized.
Pretending to have depression:
Her: I'm going to cry when I get home, I didn't get mustard on my hamburger (yes this actually happened)
Me: Um... okay?
Her: YOU SHOULD BE MORE CONCERED ABOUT ME!
Pretending to have SAD:
Her: I-I don't know if-if I-I want to g-go to a party.
Me: Its okay, only 5 people will be there and you are friends with them all
Her: NO I SAID I WAS TOO SCARED!!!!!!
Pretending to have autism/savant syndrome:
Her: I am sooooooooooooooooooooo asocial and I got an A+ on my exam!
Me: I got an A- I missed a few
Her: LOL! YOU FAIL AT LIFE!!!
And my favourite, pretending to have schizophrenia:
Me: And if we can, I'm going to help r-
Her: Did you hear that?
Me: No. I didn't.
Her: It was Larry again. Larry is that big burly guy inside my head. He is because of schizophrenia.
Me: Don't Schizophrenic people hear the voices-
Her: JUST TRUST ME!!!!
OCD is more than just freaking out over a broken pencil. My cousin has OCD, and my dad told me that she wouldn't eat, wouldn't sleep, but just clean the house 24/7.
I visited my therapist about my own OCD like anxieties, but, to make me feel a little better, we took the "D" out of OCD.
Obsessions are annoying. Compulsions invade my sleep clock. Tell your friend that if she really had OCD, she would be able to notice every little imperfection in the room. Tell her that she wouldn't be able to sleep if the closet doors were open.
Yes, that is a real thing. It may be small, but goddamn, does it ever keep me up.
She'll grow out of it eventually. Everyone does when it comes to attention seeking behaviour.
Judging by what you say about her behaviour, she's looking for attention. Some people aren't even conscious about attention seeking.
She then got mildly sick the day after. It was actually kind of funny. And I feel bad that it was funny.
I have mostly gotten control of my OCD but there are a few things that show. Such as, I love cleaning and organizing. I don't know why and I know it is cliché but I just really like it. A few years ago, my OCD was somewhat mild (freaking out if I didn't spend the right amount of money that I earned)
Example: I get 50$ (my keyboard doesn't have the pound symbol... not the # symbol the pound one.)
I could spend 20 of it at the store.
I see something that is thirty at another store, and freak out. There's like a buzzing thing in my head
But now, I got it under control.
Yeah. Not to mention, she said if I didn't want to be her friend/companion, she would say that I abused her. Luckily she lost interest in anyone with a penis a few months back. Phew.
after a really bad experience in fifth grade, i came home and my mom and her ex-fiancee were fighting (i think fiancee is they boy but im not sure)
either way, he just left on us. i was only 10.
so th enext day i was too afraid to go back to school. my mom and dad said i needed a therapist.
so i went.
but that ddn't really help.
i still was afraid that he would come back and hurt my mom, so i stayed home most days because i was afraid she would die.
and my anxiety even worse now when i'm 13, because my mom got really sick. she almost died.
i didn't wanna go to school the next day because i was afraid she would die in the hospital.
i freaking hate this.
i never wanna try and make friends because i'm afraid that they'll leave me. or hate me.
i have become very shy since the incident in 5th grade.
i only speak to people who speak to me.
I have anxiety as well...
Can I ask something?.... is there anything you do to help it?
Because I can't find anything to help it (that does not include taking meds, personal belief on that..) and it's eating me up inside..... >.<
It's very hard when people say to calm down and get over it.
I had no idea that this was a thing until recently, and I personally feel very relieved to know that there is a name for what's wrong with me and that I'm not alone.
Please. It's not just a switch I can flick off whenever! Or I would! Having an anxiety disorder SUCKS!
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Thanks for making this.
People just assume that since it's common and not something like bi polar disorder that it's not that bad and not that hard to deal with.
But it really is hard to deal with. Even when on the right meds, htere's still a lot of symptoms left to contend with.
Almost 20 years later and I still havn't had help.
Anxiety Disorder is a big part of my issue. -_-
I've been known to black out when under too much stress.
HA HAH Aha no.
Anxiety, depression, and vaguely diagnosed "adjustment disorder" involving among other things a ridiculously severe phobia of change (trying to look into seeing if it's something more, I seem to fit the profile for Asperger's WAY too well and the more I read the more it fits), and some tendencied toward OCD as well though that one has never been officially diagnosed.
And yet people accuse me of "throwing a tantrum" when I collapse. (Mind you, this is WITH medication).
Sorry for the rant... o.o;;;;;
I really like this stamp - people should be more aware of all the panic, anxiety and other disorders as they can be just as dreadful as any other mental (and even physical) illnesses.
I am getting better but I dont want to push myself
When I tell people about my anxiety problems they will nine times out of ten look skeptical, or respond in a way that makes it obvious they assume I'm over exaggerating to make my point. I wish I could tell people how much it destroys my life, and, indeed, SPREAD AWARENESS wonderful stamp ><