Umm, okay, fine, I guess I’ve been particpating here long enough to write about myself. I’m a 24-year-old college student who suffers from a severe case of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I first realized I had it when I was 19, but my father and all my therapists have reasoned that I’ve had it in some form since I was young. Through a lot of hard work, I’ve become a reasonably functioning person, but I still have my low points. Because of it, I do not get close to people easily. They usually tend to freak out and run away if I ever have a panic attack near them. Both because of my disorder and my interest in people, I’m a psychology minor (mathematics major) and have read and studied a lot about people
My parents divorced when I was 8, and I grew up with my mother who suffers (undiagnosed, but it’s pretty obvious) from Narcissistic Disorder. I left home the day I turned 18 and wandered for 6 months before my father found me again and took me to live with him. Since then I have been learning and growing.
I think the only way in which I was fortunate was that I was instilled with the notion to always fight, no matter what, and because of that I did not succumb to my anxiety like so many people I’ve seen. I’ve also noticed how hard it is for people with mental disorders to really get help in the world, and I hope to see that changed one day. Sadly, psychology is one of the youngest fields.
What is the highest level of education you have attained?
What subjects did/do you enjoy the most at school?
psychology, theoretical mathematics, computer science, and technology
What's your favorite sport or sports?
I have a depth perception problem, so I avoid sports
What kinds of jobs have you held? Industries too!
What causes are you concerned about today?
rights for people with mental disabilities
If you claim a political party affliation, which is it?
Which religion (if any) do you follow?
Does it really matter? at their core, all religions are the same. But I suppose I'm technically Catholic.