Generalized Anxiety Disorder, GAD Drivers, and Recovery Strategies — The Anxious Truth

GAD OFTEN FEELS LIKE:

  • Being constantly anxious and worried.
  • Simmering background anxiety with no clear trigger.
  • Feeling agitated and on edge, as if something is wrong.
  • Always-present anxiety symptoms .
  • An inability to “turn your brain off”.

DOING LIFE, BUT FUELING ANXIETY WHILE YOU DO IT

GAD RELATED TRAITS AND LABELS

  • “Worrying makes me a good person”.
  • “Worrying proves that I care”
  • “I’m perfectionist — I have to get it right.”
  • “I’m a fixer. I fix things, for everyone.”
  • “I’m a caretaker. Good people are caretakers. I take care of people and things.”

HOW DO WE APPLY RECOVERY PRINCIPLES TO GAD?

A TYPICAL GAD DISCUSSION

CHANGING YOUR BELIEFS AND THINKING HABITS MEANS CHANGING YOUR BEHAVIOR

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Founder & host of The Anxious Truth Podcast. Author, guide, and mental health advocate. Grad student — clinical mental health counseling. theanxioustruth.com

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Founder & host of The Anxious Truth Podcast. Author, guide, and mental health advocate. Grad student — clinical mental health counseling. theanxioustruth.com

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