Re: Help me understand Anxiety/Panic Attacks.
It makes sense the Obsession diagnosis, but at this point i just dunno what to do.
She had a chat with me today and said that she's not sure whether she wants to see her GP or not. There's two things her GP might suggest: seeing a Counsellor or go on medication.
She's not sure about the Counsellor cos she had one at Uni and he didn't help. But also, if she saw one out of Uni she'd be on the NHS waiting list, so it'd take a while.
Obviously she doesn't want to go on medication either because of her fear of growing over-dependent on them etc.
She told me today that her GP had diagnosed her disorder as Generalised Anxiety Disorder. People would have specific fears or phobias leading to anxiety, but hers is generalised. She would worry over something she have done or a particular situation and then suffer panic attacks. But she'd always get over them because what she worried she'd done would be so far in the past that the consequences no longer mattered or were impossible.
However, lately she's been worrying about whether she'd turn into a bad person in the future. She's worried that she'll do something bad in her sleep, like rare cases of Sleep Murdering or she worries that she'll turn into a bad person like a murderer etc. But the difference this time is that these are hypothetical worries. They could happen. She said usually she gets over her worries when there's proof that there's nothing to worry about.
But worrying you'll become a bad person is harder. There IS no proof. I dunno what to suggest to her...