"Have you ever found yourself wondering: What if they notice my anxiety? What do I do if they reject me? These types of questions typically pop up in the minds of people who are socially anxious – especially right before they enter into a social situation." ADAA member Martin Stork authors this blog post on intrusive thoughts.
Dr. Luana Marques, ADAA President-Elect and a talented behavioral therapist, teaches her patients to fight and become comfortable with their anxiety. She explains the biological background of anxiety, and how her family taught her how anxiety is a necessity, not something we should avoid.
"My name is Amaranthia Sepia (meaning Eternal Brown Flower). I’m a 19-year-old comic artist of African American and Caribbean descent. At age eight, two years after I returned from Tokyo, I declared my purpose to become a successful comic artist. My comic series featuring my character “Emo Bunny” is art therapy. It expresses the struggles of living with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and my experiences with bullying."
ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.