This week, a few members of our community really struggled with believing their anxiety diagnoses. Mags and I understood exactly how they were feeling—we’ve both been there, done that, and literally wrote the book on it. In fact, most of the hundreds of Anxiety Sisters we have interviewed spoke of some form of denial or […]
Many of us in the sisterhood have described the sensation, during moments of intense anxiety, of watching ourselves as if we were not in our own bodies. Not that I don’t often dream of being in someone else’s body (preferably someone smaller). But this particular anxiety symptom is no one’s dream. It’s weird and frightening and, frankly, can make you think you’ve gone off the deep end...
A close friend of mine recently needed medication to treat her depression and anxiety symptoms. She asked me how to find a psychiatrist, and how to make sure that person was good. I told her that finding a good psychiatrist is like finding an excellent bagel outside of New York–it is possible, but the hunt […]
Write four papers. Read six books. Exercise. Food shop. Send out job applications. Clean apartment. Clean the cleaning supplies. Register for tests. Reorganize closet. Do hair, makeup, get dressed. To-do lists are an organized anxiety sister’s best friend, but at the same time, they can be overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that I often […]