My First Memories Of My Memories Essays

952 Words Mar 1st, 2016 4 Pages
One of my first memories I have about my parents is from when I was about four years old. They were having a loud argument. I can remember hiding in my younger brother’s room, trying to distract him from the commotion coming from my parent’s bedroom. I have always been on edge around my parents, I never wanted to do or say anything that would cause them to become upset with me or upset with each-other. They separated three or four times before I got to middle school. I was always nervous, it wasn’t just with my parents. I didn’t want anyone to be upset and so I always went out of my way to make sure no one would become upset around me. Even to this day I begin to panic when I hear arguments, thinking that somehow it was my fault. When I was six I was diagnosed with trichotillomania, an obsessive compulsive disorder where, when I felt stressed or nervous I would pull out my eyelashes. After battling that for a few years I was able to get to the point where I only pulled eyelashes out in moments of high stress. My sophomore and junior year of high school I began to have a lot of stomach issues and was always on edge and tired. I also experienced a few of my first real anxiety attacks, where I felt like I couldn’t breathe or speak. I was diagnosed with a general anxiety disorder which I can manage with medication.
My great grandmother had trichotillomania, it wasn’t diagnosed until she was very old because when she was a child everyone just thought it was a phase. My mother’s…

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