What I wish I’d known about living with an anxiety disorder

When Daisy Buchanan was diagnosed with anxiety in her 20s she finally had a name for what she was feeling, but not the tools to cope. Here’s how she has learned to live with it

To some extent, anxiety is an entirely logical response to being alive, and being a human among other humans.

When I was diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder in my 20s, this thought would have been helpful. To know that the way I responded to some ideas and possibilities was extreme, but it wasn’t unusual or illogical. However, that was not how I saw things. I decided that I was a dog, my anxiety was fireworks, and every night was Bonfire Night.

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