Hello, this is my first post here. My name is Vivian, and I’m a senior in high school. I’ve always been intrigued by the various topics I’ve learned…

Hello, this is my first post here. My name is Vivian, and I’m a senior in high school. I’ve always been intrigued by the various topics I’ve learned about in my Psychology class. Lately we came across the topic of general anxiety disorders and the panic attacks that may accompany it. Panic attacks usually involve intense apprehension or terror and may be accompanied by various physical symptoms such as:- Heart palpitations- Perspiration- Faintness- Nausea- Etc. I’m not an expert so I won’t go too much into the technical things involved. However, as we were discussing panic attacks in class, my teacher was like “I’m sure at one point in your life you will have one.”  Everyone has had their times of anxiety and worry ranging from relatively small things such as “What will I wear tomorrow?” or bigger events such as “Will I get into college? Or find a job?” That got me thinking… when do these small occurrences of anxiety turn into something bigger? Personally, I think it’s when you avoid the problem and let it get to you more than it should. Things such as being able to confront it and perhaps discuss it with others become important at this point. Sure, there are things you don’t want to share, but sometimes it’s important to face these things if it’s causing you too much anxiety and stress. As in many other entries, I’d like to emphasize the importance of NOT keeping everything bottled up. Go rant!

 

– Vivian

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