Excessive worrying, irritability, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, muscle tension, trouble falling asleep, and panic attacks. These are the common symptoms of individuals living with generalized anxiety disorder. GAD affects approximately 6.8 million adults (according to ADAA) in the United States. That's a lot of people so, in this episode of #WorkInProgress, we bring in Stephanie Guzman to talk about her personal experiences. Anxiety shows up differently for everyone on a physical, emotional, and mental level but as you know, we are not experts. Our goal is to learn more, educate ourselves, and encourage others to do the same so by sharing Stephanie's story, we hope more people become open-minded and have perspective on how we may be viewing others from the wrong lens. Stephanie talks about when she discovered she had anxiety, symptoms she was experiencing, and how she's learned to cope with it. Listen in.
If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, check out the American Psychiatric Association for resources.