Hi Guys,

I have decided to start a new series of blog posts called Mental Health Mondays on my blog  sarahsshadow.wordpress.com​ this week I will be explaining what an Anxiety Disorder is as it is something I have suffered from for a long time and I believe educating people is a  way forward to break down the stigmas associated with mental health issues.

Merriam-Webster's Definition of anxiety is fear or nervousness about what might happen.

Something everyone will feel at some moment of there lives.

The NHS describe Generalised Anxiety disorder as a long-term condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than one specific event. 

People with GAD feel anxious most days and often struggle to remember the last time they felt relaxed. As soon as one anxious thought is resolved, another may appear about a different issue.

As you can imagine there is a huge difference between anxiety the emotion and an anxiety disorder.

I can suffer from panic attack which result in me feeling as though I am about to have a heart attack or anxiety attacks where I feel anxious for seemly no reason so all my sense are on hyper alert mode and I walk around almost in a daze unable to focus as I am noticing everything around me.

On the good days I will just be worried which can be easily distracted by happy things going on around me but everyday is difficult none the less. I feel mental health issues have been romanticised these days they have almost become mainstream and whilst I think it is amazing the attention mental health is getting and that people who are suffering are getting help I would not wish this on my greatest enemy.

Do you suffer from Anxiety? Let me know in the comments below also if there's any other topics you would like me to cover.

Next Monday I will be writing about how my Anxiety can cause depression so check back in for that.

Have a Lovely Week!`

Published by Sarah Durrant