I am very grateful for the opportunity to express myself on this platform and look forward to sharing my story with you all.
In short, I am a 26 year old American male living in Tokyo who has battled GAD for many years now. I can remember my first "panic attack" at the age of roughly 7 or 8 years old.
Historically, I have had great difficulty with managing catastrophic thinking, confronting responsibilities due to paralyzing anxiety, and generally living my life to the fullest due to this debilitating disorder.
Although eliminating caffeine and nicotine from my body has been greatly helpful in mitigating the physiological components of my disorder, I still find myself gripped by the occasional panic attacks.
In 2017, I have vowed to tackle my GAD head on and learn to understand it better as well as to manage it. I look forward to connecting with you all on this platform and to sharing my journey.