Pony Factory Factory wrote:Uggggh.... an anxiety attack I've been having since 2PM yesterday just broke. I feel awful but I'm glad it's over.
Scuderia Ferrarity wrote:Yikes. I guess fits of depression and anxiety attacks are kind of like allergic reactions that you have limited control over and pass with time.
Ever fret obsessively over whether you've passed an important test or did well on an interview or not, even when its already out of your hands? I think that's a normal thing people go through. It's probably the closest thing I can relate to an anxiety attack in a normal person's context. The funny thing is the thing you're worried about doesn't actually matter. It's a bottom up thing. The fear is there because you have an overactive part of your brain stimulating the fear, so your mind desperately scrambles for a reason to be afraid.
The anxiety attack I mentioned earlier in this thread? I spent most of it worrying about whether or not the people I got presents for Hearts and Hooves day would even like their presents, or if they would dislike them, or if they would even be mad at me for sending them. Or let down- or- or- or the reasons keep piling up but the reasons don't actually mean anything, because you are afraid, and your mind needs to justify that fear to preserve your sense of self.
Periods of depression are normal for even the mentally well adjusted, depression allows for greater clarity about yourself divorced from ego based self-delusion, and promotes developing solutions to life issues. It's when you're permanently depressed all the time or depressed during certain periods of the year (Seasonal Effective Disorder) that it becomes a problem.
Also, Jesus Pony Factory Factory, I haven't had one that long since I was a teenager. Sorry to hear that.
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