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14 Aug 2007

Anxiety
Dear CS
For years I have suffered from extreme anxiety. I have now had only two sessions of counceling, but already I feel some sort of relief. I am just not sure what has made this happen. The anxiety is still there as it is early days yet, but I just don't understand why I suddenly feel different. Is it perhaps the knowledge that I am seeking help (at last) that is making me feel relieved? Now I wish I has done this much sooner, but I always thought I must be strong and cope on my own...... I do however also feel guilty about needing counselling. I guess I am just a very confused person!
Thanks for your time.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Sometimes there's a very obvious reason for developing an anxiety disorder. OFten no clear reason is ever found. Fortunately, with poper counselling, and possibly the right sort of medication, you can clear up an anxiety disorder without ever needing to know what may have been associated with starting it. No need to feel guilty about going for counselling --- any more than feeling guilty for calling on the services of a plumber or electrician.
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