Sunday, 26 March 2017

Anxiety and Genetics: Breaking the Cycle

I’ve been dealing with anxiety and depression, in one version or another, for my entire life. Before I was diagnosed in college, I thought my symptoms-insomnia, panic, malaise, feelings of hopelessness, my inability to get out of bed-were about my intense academic schedule and my constant need to overachieve. I finally went to a therapist when I started to experience chest pain that seemed to have no medical explanation. It was then that I was finally diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (, is trademarked by exaggerated worry, persistent anxiety,

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