Essay on People With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

1090 Words Nov 25th, 2016 5 Pages
According to Comer, R. (2014) “people with generalized anxiety disorder experience excessive anxiety under most circumstances and worry about practically anything.” Besides being diagnosed with this disorder myself while in my 20’s, I have several family members that also deal with this as well. All of them are women, and as our book states, this is very common. We all have difficulty with stress, being around large groups, sleeping, and we usually feel on edge. Sometimes the anxiety gets so bad that we will experience panic attacks, and this is the worst feeling I have ever experienced. I have literally been to the emergency room with panic attacks over and over within the past 10 years, and this is due to the fact that I actually feel like I am dying. I was recently watching the show “Survivor,” and there is a young woman that had a serious panic attack on the island. She worried herself so bad that she was having trouble breathing, and then she started to lose sensation in her limbs. She later stated that she had been diagnosed with anxiety when she was barely 20.
For me, I cannot deal with life without medication. It is the only way that I am able to live a normal life and interact with the real world. I tried a few different medications until I found the one that suited me. I now take Zoloft every morning before I start my day, and I take Lorazepam as needed for severe attacks.
According to Brown University (2014) Zoloft is not for everyone, especially if you have…

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