The Anxiety Of Anxiety Disorders Essays

1002 Words Nov 28th, 2016 5 Pages
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 it can affect an individual. Anxiety, for example, is something that plagues my daily life, but I have learned to cope with it by now. By means of music and deep breathing, I can keep those anxiety producing thoughts at bay. But just thinking about future and all the things I must do makes me want to dive head first into the ocean and never come up for air. I learned that there are several types of anxiety disorders, and I have only experienced the most mild version of them all. 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…

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