anxiety disorder

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a: Anxiety disorder ~
b: being shoved into oncoming traffic

What: "Unmedicated anxiety disorder is like being shoved naked into the path of oncoming traffic: you're not sure you'll survive the day, but your dignity is now up for grabs."

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Writer: Kella
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Date: Oct 23 2013 9:16 PM


The Black Beast

a: Anxiety disorder ~
b: a beast that can swallow you

What: "It's often easier to have insight into someone else's situation rather than your own. If a mood or anxiety disorder is like a beast that can swallow you, then it makes sense that you can't see clearly from inside its belly. While it's helpful to have members of a group who can see your beast from the outside, there's also a real advantage to discovering that you can offer the same support to someone else"

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 23 2013 9:18 PM


The Beast Wakes Up

a: Anxiety disorder ~
b: living with a sleeping beast

What: "Anxiety and panic stink. Living with an anxiety disorder is like living with a sleeping beast deep down inside of you who you have no control over. You have an idea of what will cause this beast to wake up and yet, sometimes it chooses to let loose for no apparent reason. You can't predict a beast, it acts in ways that make no sense."

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Writer: bowmkb1
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Date: Oct 23 2013 9:18 PM



a: Anxiety disorder ~
b: wearing a gossamer dress

What: "I remember reading one analogy a few years ago that stuck with me. Social anxiety disorder is like you are wearing a gossamer dress. You feel almost naked and that people are looking at you, and judging what they see. You feel paralyzed with fear that they are judging you. In the midst of the anxiety you feel like all your flaws are exposed for the world to see."

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Writer: Healthy Living,
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Date: Oct 23 2013 9:20 PM



a: Anxiety disorder ~
b: having an over-sensitive alarm system

What: "In a way, having an anxiety disorder is like having an over-sensitive alarm system. The alarm goes off, i.e. anxiety is triggered even though there is no real danger. People with an anxiety disorder tend to react to stressful situations with anxiety, even though there is no real danger."

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Writer: Dr. Michal Regev
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 23 2013 9:24 PM



a: Anxiety disorder ~
b: stage fright ten times over

What: "Social anxiety disorder is like stage fright ten times over. People become paralyzed by fear when faced with certain challenges, such as giving a speech or presentation. They may feel physically ill to the point of being incapable of completing the task at hand."

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Writer: Gail Hacker, MD
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Date: Oct 23 2013 9:25 PM


Remove Your Foot From The Pedal!

a: Anxiety disorder ~
b: a car motor stuck on too high an idle

What: "The mind of a person with generalized anxiety disorder is like a car motor stuck on too high an idle: their thoughts keep running and running, with worrisome thoughts being repeated endlessly."

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Writer: www.cvillemedresearch.com
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Date: Oct 23 2013 9:28 PM



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