After a lifetime of being diagnosed with Depression and treated accordingly, I have now at the age of 66 been correctly in my view, now been diagnosed with GAD. The medication prescribed, PREGABALIN is working and giving me hope at last that my disorder can at the least be managed, if not overcome. This latest period of illness came as a result of the suppressed anxiety/fear over a number of traumatic events. which I thought I had dealt with successfuly. These were very traunatic events which literaly involved near death events and it was misguided of me to think I would not need professional help to get through the emotional aftermath. In addition to medication I have gone into therapy which includes specific treatment for post traumatic stress. Looking back on my life I can now see why I have sought out potentialy dangerous activities in order to prove to myself I could cope. This was wrong thinking and my medical practitioner has encouraged me to seek balance in my life rather than the turbulance of seeking out fear with its adrenalin rush followed by ill health. I would be interested if anyone else has had this sort of journey.