Have you ever suffered from an anxiety disorder (such as: OCD, PTSD, panic disorder, agoraphobia, claustrophobia, etc.)?
Statistics would prove otherwise for all those who said no!
Demophobia and PTSD
General anxiety disorder.
OCD, in the past I drove around the block 5 times to check the garage door when leaving home for work.
No what am I a whiney bitch?
I've had anxiety for years. Right now, on scale of 1-10, I'm a 2--been a 10. Can be managed with education and knowledge abt it, getting help, and for me, the most important is Prayer and God. Replace Fear with Love.
Generalized anxiety and PTSD. If I stay away from my triggers, I'm fine. I don't let it dictate my life.
When I'm in a crowd I get claustrophobic symptoms and get anxiety attacks. But it's not that bad.
Me too. it's called demophobia
Yes. OCD and anxiety were passed down from my mother. My OCD has improved greatly with age, but my anxiety had worsened.
Yep. It also went by the name, the feeling a person gets when a letter from the IRS arrives three months after filing for the first time in a couple of years. 😱😖💩
Chronic anxiety, on medication and everything. It's not fun to deal with, but you deal with it. I've learned ways to relieve tension. Meditation, taking little breaks from the Internet; one of my favorites is stress-running and subsequent stress-showering (I learned that from grace helbig).
Figures. Democrats win on this one. Lol
To all the veterans who have PTSD, I truly thank you for the sacrifice. 🇺🇸
But to everyone else who has ptsd- get over it. War veterans are far from the only ones, no reason for the pedestal.
Never said everyone else with PTSD to get over it. Just because a single group was mentioned doesn't mean anything. Stop making a problem where there isn't one.
Woahhh touchy as fuck haha. What, is admitting there are other more common causes uncomfortable doll?
What, is not being 100% inclusive triggering you Tumblrina?
Just because they didn't mention everyone with PTSD doesn't mean they are ignoring them. I'm willing to bet if they had said everyone with PTSD from sexual assault you wouldn't be arguing for those with PTSD from combat or other situations. Don't even try to act like you would.
Woahhhh chill sweetheart :) we talked about tumblr, remember? Dont forget I know what you allegedly were traumatized by. Hypochondria is real too though :)
Oh right my situation is "alleged" but yours is legit as is every other female who makes a claim. And so you wanna be sexist now and call me sweetheart? So much for gender equality and respect...
Alleged is being generous. Try not raping a woman next time doll:)
You copied my poll idea SOH.
You asked if people had anxiety back in February. You're not a special snowflake that SoH wants to copy.
Actually, the poll was copied word for word from the same poll posted by SOH a little over 2 years ago.
Polls about anxiety disorders in general, or specific kinds, are fairly common, anyway.
I wouldn't call it suffering, but I have a few OCD tendencies. Sometimes others suffer for them. 😂
Claustrophobia. Actually had a panic attack today due to it.
That's no fun.... I was with my best friend when she had her first panic attack. Long story short we ended up on the side of the highway waiting for an ambulance.
No, but my friend has. She had a panic attack on Halloween. When she walked past the hospital that she went to exactly a year later she said, "Happy anniversary panic attack!" Why is she happy? She is so odd! 😕
Most people don't know what real ocd is
Been living with C-PTSD for 15 years. I generally function well, but I've got my struggles and quirks.
What caused it?
Good for you! C-Ptsd is no walk in the park, though im glad theres s more accurate classification. I wish you the best❤️
Nope. But even the snippets of "normal" anxiety I've had are enough for me to extend my sympathies to those who suffer from anxiety disorders.
Of you count arachnophobia.
General anxiety disorder. Been on medication for about 3 years now though and it has made a huge difference and everything much more manageable. I can go out and enjoy life.
Do now, not yet dx
So then no.
Correct. Waiting for my appointment
What if they say you don't have it?
Then I'll be surprised. I've have anxiety meds before. But that's why they get the big bucks and not me
Tbh many people have a good inkling of when they need it. We all have access to the dsm.
Right I forget reading the DSM and visiting WebMD makes you a knowledgable physician. By that logic let's follow the DSM and call all the transsexuals mentally ill and autistic people retards. It's in the DSM after all.
Umm have you read the dsm? Lol it doesn't say that. You must be confused regarding older definitions.
I'm sorry medical science scares you.
GAD and PTSD
Better not tell you now
Dealing with ptsd.
❤️back atcha, appreciate the support!
I said yes. But I was surprised at how many said yes. Kinda don't feel so alone.
Used to be claustrophobic.
How did you get over it?
I think I just grew out of it.
Let me get you in a submarine.
I could never do a submarine. I avoid elevators and always keep bedroom door open.
Oh gosh. My great grandfather served on a submarine in WW2. My family has history in the navy so I'm very familiar with how small they are. I've been inside a few. I don't think I could ever live in one.
I think I thrive in tight spaces.
I don't even like sleeping bags.
I don't suffer but I stay away from closed in spaces and large crowds.
OCD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder
Theoretically, I was literally 3 and the doctor said being afraid of monsters under the bed was anxiety.
Lol, did he try to sell you pills?
I was prescribed something, but obviously it didn't do anything since I wasn't actually experiencing anxiety.
Exactly. There are no pills that get rid of monsters
None that have been diagnosed. I'm hopefully getting checked for that soon, though.
Yes. I was diagnosed PTSD when I was 15 and ocd when I was 19 (although ocd was one of my first memories , I've always had it as far as I can tell)
Just once. I thought I was having a heart attack. It was claustrophobia.
Have you learned how to live with it?
It only happened one time, although sometimes I just leave a place if I feel myself getting nervous. There were ten crying babies in a Wal-Mart when it happened and I had a hard time getting out of there. I was shaking uncontrollably and sweating a ton. It was weird. Never did happen again.
Does Seasonal Affective Disorder count?
I'm pretty sure that's a mood disorder.
MPD, multiple posting disorder
Anxiety and PTSD
Childhood sexual assault
That's horrible. No child deserves that. I hope you have a very prosperous future.
"I got PTSD from people criticizing my views on the Internet"
Yep, totally what we mean....
Yep, I'm totally not ironically referencing anything...
Text doesnt translate well😛 i get so annoyed by the "lol triggered" thing, like uh, it has a real meaning when it comes to ptsd...so I think were on the same page here?
jk I get what your saying, I used quotes to show sarcasm
Haha thats what I thought!
Was diagnosed with general anxiety, but that was later discarded and reassessed as major depressive.