The key to any diagnosis is early intervention. Pardon the nurse talk! I miss it 😂 Gotta feel I’m using my degree 😉
Given the pandemic, we’re likely to see this more often… I noticed I would get nervous going to anything with a lot of people… So I wouldn’t go.. I’d be sad about missing out… But better safe than sorry!
To counter my anxiety, I embraced connecting virtually! 👏🏽 People call me the queen 👸 of Zoom 😂 It has enabled me to get back in touch with my old OT group! (See my posts on my group!)
I just wanted to better educate myself… So Ive been scavenging resources (I’ve got time to read 😏) I just want to share what I’ve learned!
Social anxiety is a form of generalized anxiety disorder!
Be advised! I’m not a doctor 😂 If these apply to you, please consult your doctor 🙏🏾
After I was prescribed Buspar… Buspar is an anolytic, or anti-anxiety medication. Having had a stroke, which is traumatizing.. I was at risk for PTSD… In addition, I have a type A personality… So my baseline is anxious 😅 I like to be in control. If not, I’m scared 😂
I’m off Buspar now, but medications are commonly prescribed….Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health condition. Mental health conditions are commonly taboo… But issues, such as these, needs to be talked about more!
I have no authority to diagnose, but I can make observations about myself… I get anxious just thinking about facing a lot of people! As a consequence, Ive opted out of stuff I would’ve gone to before… I noticed this.. Hence research…
Step 1 for anything, recognition. Step 2 research.Step 3… Thats just my process… I’m in no way an expert but I am a patient…
Personally, I try to surround myself with things I love (protective factors)… Being a nurse I know, a condition is a problem when it affects your daily function… That’s why I’m addressing it now…Hopefully 🤞🏽 to better inform myself…