GAD and defensive behaviour any advice

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I've had Anxiety since I was about 15 years old and as long as I have had it I can remember hearing things out of context and becoming anxious thinking they are talking about me. As a result I convice myself even the closest people to me talk badly about me. I end up being overrun with the thoughts and then if the person apporaches me i get agressive toward them. I've been doing this to my boyfriend most recently he knows i have anxiety he makes the best effort to understand but it's not fair to him. I would like to be able to not react the way I do so I can cope with it. I'm not paranoid I have explained this to a psychologist in the past and they said it's not. It's affect my relationship really badly with out going into to any more detail. Any advice would really help thank you smile

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    I have had simular problems to you through out my life .I went through CBT talking therapy with a psychologist also anger management also with a psychologist both of which have helped me better understand and manage my racing thoughts and anger issues I also take medication for my anxiety when it is out of control hope that helps all the best russell.
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    I understand what you are going through i have anxieties really bad myself i don't like it when people talk about me either. That has always been my whole life my mom talking bad about me and teachers 

    My anxieties come from childhood and the way i was brought up and watching my mom drink and get mad drunk and put me down she did some to my sister and brothers too but mostly it was me she put down badly 

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