I am not the only person with an anxiety disorder.

Likewise, you are not the only person with an anxiety disorder.

But it can sure feel that way sometimes, eh? Especially on days when everyone else at the party is acting super sociable, but you’re slunked (is that a word?) down in a corner and too dizzy to talk to anyone.

It’s easy to feel alone on days when everyone else seems to be gathering their groceries from the store shelves just fine, but you’re still hovering in the breezeway, leaning on your cart, and trying to muster up the courage to walk inside.

And it’s easy to feel alone at work, too. Everyone else can pay attention to the corporate PowerPoint presentation in the conference room, but you’re sitting next to the closed door, thinking about how far you are from the office restroom, and flexing your leg muscles for a quick escape.

Every time we say “I am alone!” we are lying.

We are not alone in our struggles…and I made a video, just for you, to prove it:

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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 12 May 2012
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Beretsky, S. (2012). Video: Anxious? You’re Not Alone: Check Out These Anxiety Blogs. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 30, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/05/12/video-anxious-youre-not-alone-check-out-these-anxiety-blogs/

 

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