Anxiety Disorder Reflection Paper

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Walking into this freshman introduction class, I had no idea what to expect. To be honest, I was nervous and excited at the same time. Overall, I think that this class taught me a lot in regards to myself and others. Learning why people do things and why it’s important to be mindful and nonjudgmental was one of the highlights of this class. Out of all the topics covered over the semester, there is one that really stands out. The topic about anxiety disorders felt like one that most people can relate to, and therefore on that affects the vast majority. Anxiety disorders can include panic disorders, phobias, PTSD and OCD. I have a personal interest in panic attacks because there is a lot of confusion out there on what it really means and how …show more content…
When I cannot fall asleep because thoughts keep creeping their way in, and when I cannot just sit down and work on an assignment because my mind is racing at lightning speed. Or when I’m too tired to go grab food and would rather stay in bed and starve. But I put on a brave face and pretend that I’m not affected by any of this. I just plug in those earbuds that provide that release that I need, I forget about it all and I finally find the peace I need to carry on with an specific task. Being on that edge often affects my social life, having to think two or three times about the things I want to say have is sometimes difficult. The things I learned about anxiety in this class will help me deal with my anxiety and probably stop it from become worse. Being to control those thoughts and feelings is crucial to my mental health. Now that I know what anxiety really is, I can keep mine is check and seek help if it becomes …show more content…
Girls in my old high school used to lock themselves up in the bathroom and make themselves throw up to maintain their “perfect” figure. One day a girl passed out in the bathroom and an ambulance had to come to our school. Later we found out what had happened to her and after months in therapy, the girl came back to school and shared her story with her fellow students. I hadn’t thought much about the throwing up in the bathroom, it wasn’t my business so I didn’t intervene. Now that I know more about it, I regret not reaching out to those girls and talking to them, I could have prevented months and months of starvation and binge eating. I believe that learning what eating disorders are and how they affect individuals is vital to society because there are many suffering from it and most don’t get the treatment needed. Knowing that eating disorders can lead to future medical complications like obesity, mental health issues, heart failure, loss muscle mass, and self-harm. Knowing what I know now can help me help others who are engaging in self-hatred activities that are life

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