One of the most significant symptoms of my anxiety disorder is that I am quick to worry, often about things that don’t end up being a big deal.
Articles by: Jane Barber
Anxiety disorders run in my family and after a particularly tumultuous period a few years ago I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, otherwise known as GAD.
Imagine that I have asthma. Imagine that I was diagnosed about two years ago, and since then I’ve been using an inhaler everyday and though my life probably isn’t totally awesome all the time, I’m heaps healthier than when I was first diagnosed, which makes me happier, and more fun, and better at my job.
Part one of a series on Mental Health In New Zealand we aren’t very good at talking about mental illness. Or mental health.