Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Its been my experience that people always assume that GENERALIZED anxiety disorder is preferable to SOCIAL anxiety disorder, because it sounds more vague and unthreatening, but those people are totally wrong. For me, having generalized anxiety disorder is basically like having all of the other anxiety disorders smooshed into one. Even the ones that aren’t recognized by modern science. Things like birds-will-probably-smother-me-in-my-sleep anxiety disorder and I-keep-crackers-in-my-pocket-in-case-I-get-trapped-in-an-elevator anxiety disorder. Basically I’m just GENERALLY anxious about fucking EVERYTHING. In fact, I suspect that’s how they came up with the name.

—Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess

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