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'Like a shadow that just creeps up on you'

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Sue Batson Feuer cannot handle these social exchanges on her own - just getting out the door is a triumph of willpower ...Read the full article

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  1. dan donahue from wpg, Canada writes: I too experienced the impact of an anxiety disorder and it was terrifying until I realized just what it was. Losing both parents in a short period of time was trigger and I didn't see it coming at all. Never frightened of trying most anything, I became frightened to leave the front door let alone drive or socialize. With time it passed but for me they key was soothing the senses which had become overwhelmed. Anxiety can be both a liability or an asset, for me they key was understanding it was telling me when to back off, let things slide and be sure to take the time to be kind to myself. In that way it no longer held the power over me and in time I recovered. Spending time in nature can work wonders as well. Good luck to anyone dealing with this demon.

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