Hi, I have recently been diagnosed as a sufferer of GAD (and have suffered with it on and off since 2006). However since November 2011, and after several stressful events in my life, the GAD has come into its own and for nearlly a year has controlled my life to a certain extent. I am currently seeing a psychiatrist and I have decided to try and beat this without the use of medication. Although talking to friends,family and doctors is great,I find they cannot truly appreciate how it makes you feel and the negative effect it can have on your life. For this reason I thought I would come on here to speak to fellow sufferers. Maybe to talk about our indvidual challenges, and support each other as we work through them ?