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Why is it that the people paid to help with anxiety don't seem to be able to understand that anxiety isn't necessarily focused on something external?
Everyone I've seen asks me "what are you worried will happen?" and won't take "I don't know" for an answer.
Does anyone else have this problem? I just don't seem to be able to get them to understand that the feelings of fear and panic, even when they get to the point where I can't think or move or speak, aren't focused on fear of a particular consequence. In fact, for me it's worse because of this. If I were afraid of a particular event/person/place I could just avoid it. But I'm not. I just feel paralysing fear and nausea and I freeze until eventually I find the strength to move very quickly away from the situation and find somewhere on my own, enclosed and hidden, where I can sit quietly until I can calm down enough to go home or wherever else I need to go.
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